PRIDE institute was in attendance at the Minnesota Social Service Association Convention! !
MSSA 122nd Annual Training Conference & Expo 24-27 March 2015 – Hilton Minneapolis
Thursday, March 27th, PRIDE Institute’s Assistant Director of Clinical Services presented on LGBT Addiction & Mental Health
LGBT: Addiction & Mental Health
Directors Row 2
It is vital to be knowledgeable when
working with LGBTQ identified people in the social
work field. LGBTQ people suffer higher rates of
addiction, suicidal ideation, suicide, and trauma than
their heterosexual and/or cisgender counterparts. In
creating a safe space to discuss LGBTQ issues, we
can open up an understanding of our own privileges
and biases, therefore allowing ourselves to better
understand and serve LGBTQ communities.