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Q&A: #Out4MentalHealth Workgroup Member Named Social Worker of the Year

December 20, 2018

A strong advocate for transgender communities and #Out4MentalHealth Workgroup member, Zander Keig, LCSW, is the 2018 NASW-CA Chapter Social Worker of the Year.

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Why I’m speaking Out on the Pending Catholic Hospital Mergers

December 20, 2018

By Dannie Ceseña – Winter 2015 was a very difficult time in my life. In fact, I almost died. Now, a proposed merger between Dignity Health and…

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Soliciting Blog Content

July 6, 2018

The California LGBT Health and Human Services Network is starting a blog and we’d love to have you – our community members – be guest writers. Do you have something to say about LGBTQ folks and the areas of health care, mental health, public health, sexual health, substance use, income assistance and disparities, or social…

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#Out4MentalHealth

July 6, 2018

By: Amanda Wallner, MPP and Poshi Walker, MSW Project Co-Directors This fall, the California LGBT Health and Human Services Network and NorCal Mental Health America are partnering to launch a statewide education, outreach, and advocacy initiative targeting LGBTQ mental health disparities.Out for Mental Health will engage LGBTQ people throughout California to develop a mental health equity…

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Working with Depression

July 6, 2018

Some days I struggle with my depression more than others. Some days I feel like a horrible human being who is failing at life. Some days I feel motivated and have energy to both adult and play. Some days I run out of spoons early in the day, some days start with no spoons, and…

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Would you like to be a guest blogger?

July 6, 2018

Do you want to: Promote LGBTQ mental health and well-being? Reflect and share your personal development? Announce news to the community? Share a discovery or new information? Connect community members to resources? What do you have to say? This blog is all about having a conversation with your community. Is there something in particular on…

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Honoring the Leadership of LGBTQ Women this Women’s History Month

July 6, 2018

This women’s history month, the Network celebrating the leadership of LGBTQ and allied women by highlighting the work of some amazing Californians. Up and down the state these women work to improve the lives of LGBTQ people in their communities, while inspiring people around them. We asked them to share some of their wisdom with…

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Responding to Suicide Deaths: Reaching Out for Help, Advocating for Prevention

July 6, 2018

This week, the world has lost two icons to suicide death. The underlying causes of most suicide deaths are complex, and we will likely never know all of the reasons for any single death. There are many risk factors such as social isolation, depression, substance use, or anxiety, and other mental health issues, and we…

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