Hillside Blog - LGBTQ+

A man and his son are outside, looking at the ground. The man is to the right of the boy with his arm around his shoulder.

Suicide Rate by Gender: Is There a Difference?

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / December 7, 2023

Gender and suicide rates have an important correlation that can place some youth at an increased risk. Understanding suicide in girls, boys, transgender individuals and…

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What to Know About LGBTQ+ Mental Health

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / July 2, 2019

For many of those in the LGBTQ+ community, mental health is a significant issue. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, lesbian,…

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LGBT Mental Health Training

LGBTQ Training to Become A Safe and Affirming Treatment Environment

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / February 28, 2019

Hillside recently conducted several campus-wide LGBTQ training sessions for our clinical team and all campus staff focusing on the challenges, mental health needs and best…

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