LGBTQAI+ Resources and Support

Posted on August 11, 2023 by Corner Canyon Publishing
LGBTQAI+ Resources and Support

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and intersex (LGBTQAI+) community face discrimination, stigmatization, and violence due to sexual orientation and gender identity. At Corner Canyon Health Centers, we understand that these challenges impact our LGBTQAI+ clients’ mental health. We provide LGBTQAI+ resources and support that help each individual to begin their journey to healing their mental health and regaining health and happiness in their lives. Our staff understands that every individual’s journey to healing is unique. Therefore, we provide individualized support that effectively helps our clients heal and get support in a way where they feel safe.

LGBTQAI+ individuals face a variety of unique challenges in their lives. According to research, gender identity and sexual orientation do not inherently cause an increase in mental health issues. However, trauma due to discrimination, stigmatization, and violence do. Members of the LGBTQAI+ community often face both social and legal challenges due to sexual orientation and gender identity. Therefore, it is essential that they have the resources and support to heal from trauma, mental health challenges, and co-occurring substance use disorders (SUDs). 

LGBTQAI+ Resources

At Corner Canyon Health Centers, we offer resources that help out LGBTQAI+ clients to heal. As part of our commitment to supporting the community, we offer access to the University of Utah’s Transgender Program. Through the University of Utah, our clients can undergo comprehensive gender-affirming medical care. This includes hormone treatment, surgical options, and legal advice specific to LGBTQAI+ clients. 

Every individual client has unique needs. At Corner Canyon Health Centers, we assist our clients in understanding what resources they need and how to access them. We understand that not all clients will use every resource and utilize a comprehensive assessment process to assist and support each client as an individual. 

LGBTQAI+ Support

Corner Canyon Health Centers’ staff strives to provide individualized support for each client. This includes offering specialized support for members of the LGBTQAI+ community. We understand the unique mental health challenges faced by members of the LGBTQIA+ community and provide treatment that addresses these unique challenges.

For example, many members of the LGBTQIA+ community struggle with gender identity. We provide gender-affirming care that helps individuals to identify and explore their gender identity. Additionally, we provide support that helps our clients begin to heal from any trauma they have experienced due to their gender identity. 

Specialized support at Corner Canyon Health Centers is based on an understanding of the challenges that members of the LGBTQAI+ community face. Therefore, while it is individualized, it also comes from a clear understanding of these issues. 

Overcoming Unique Challenges at Corner Canyon With LGBTQAI+ Resources and Support

The unique mental health challenges faced by members of the LGBTQIA+ community often include anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse. These mental health issues are not exclusively found in members of the LGBTQAI+ community. However, the reason behind them is often unique for LGBTQAI+ individuals. At Corner Canyon Health Centers, we tailor treatment to address the unique underlying causes of mental health challenges for LGBTQAI+ individuals. 

Safe Environment for LGBTQAI+ Individuals

Feeling safe and supported is essential for mental health and substance abuse treatment to be successful. However, due to discrimination, many LGBTQAI+ individuals experience judgment in mental health treatment. We believe in providing a safe and supportive environment for our clients. 

Our LGBTQIA+ residential treatment center provides a safe, non-judgmental environment. In this environment, individuals can work through their obstacles. At Corner Canyon Health Centers, every client receives individualized care that helps them feel safe in knowing that they are seen as the unique individual they need. 

LGBTQAI+ clients can enter Corner Canyon Health Centers knowing they will not be judged. They are safe to explore and learn new tools that help their mental health and overall wellness. We understand that when our clients feel safe, they can effectively heal — helping them regain health and happiness in their lives. 

Educated and Aware Staff

In order to give excellent care to LGBTQAI+ clients, we ensure that our staff is trained in the unique challenges that they face. Our staff is well-versed in the trauma, mental health challenges, and SUDs that many LGBTQAI+ individuals struggle with. This knowledge helps each client feel understood and trust that our staff can effectively care for their needs. 

Additionally, all staff are trained in culturally responsive approaches to care. Culturally responsive approaches to care involve clinicians and therapists having an understanding of each individual client. Then, clinicians and therapists help each client understand and connect their experiences. A client’s therapist at Corner Canyon may not be the same sexual orientation or identify as the same gender. However, they celebrate the unique aspects of each client and help them heal and find a path forward that feels authentic for them. 

Our team of highly skilled clinicians and therapists is dedicated to helping LGBTQAI+ individuals. At Corner Canyon Health Centers, clients find a team of staff who provide support and care all the way from the initial evaluation to treatment. Our individualized treatment helps members of the LGBTQAI+ community heal from the unique challenges they are facing. 

At Corner Canyon Health Centers, we understand the unique mental health challenges faced by members of the LGBTQIA+ community and have programs that help LGBTQAI+ individuals regain health and happiness. Is you or a loved one is seeking treatment, you will find only the most caring and welcoming staff and team at Corner Canyon Health Center. We are here to not only treat but offer support and respect for call clients in our care. If you are interested in learning more about our individualized treatment and unique resources and support available for LGBTQAI+ individuals, call us today at (877) 717-6237. We are here to ensure you are getting the help you need.