“Encouraging someone to be entirely themselves is the loudest way to love them.”

 – Kalen Dion

June is Pride Month. At its foundation, Pride Month is commemorative as a month of recognition for the LBGTQ+ community. It is about inclusion and treating all people with respect and dignity.

LGBTQ+ people face higher risks of mental health conditions and suicide. bullying, hate crimes, discrimination. A lack of access to mental health care contributes to these disparities. The LGBTQ+ community needs mental health care treatment that is affirmed, safe, and supported.

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people. The Trevor Project estimates that there are over 1.8 million LGBTQ+ youth in the United States seriously considering suicide each year, and 56% of these young people who wanted mental health care in the past year were not able to get it.

Breaking down barriers can help all who want care, find and receive access to that care.


Recent Updates at Mind Springs Health

Mind Springs Health has recently increased the number of clinicians and providers at the organization to support improved patient access and follow-up care.

“We have been working closely with our intake teams on a new process to improve patient access to appointments, including access to same-day appointments,” said Alex Rodriguez, Vice President of Outpatient Services.

Patient access is important because it ensures that patients have timely and equitable access to healthcare services.

By increasing access to mental health care services, people who come to Mind Springs Health receive needed treatment, preventative care, and health education.  This access can improve their overall well-being and improves mental health quality care.