LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources
Like you, we are heartbroken with the news of Sunday’s senseless violence and hate against the LGBTQ+ community at Club Q in Colorado Springs. We know this is a huge loss of family and a safe place for trans and queer folks in the Springs. Please know, you are not alone. We stand with you. We mourn with you. We are here for you.
You are not alone.
Resources For Immediate, Crisis Support
Trevor Project: Call or text to talk to someone
LGBT National Hotline
Colorado Crisis Services: Text “Talk” to 38255
Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
National Victims of Violent Crimes:1-202-467-8700
It seems, recently, a lot of people have been asking about gaslighting and wondering, “Am I being gaslighted?” So let’s talk about what it is and how to know if you’re being gaslighted. We’ll also look at some strategies to deal with it as well.
You scheduled your first therapy appointment. Now what?
In this blog post, we will address the following topics:
1. Complete the initial intake paperwork
2. Complete the Intake Form
3. Accept the email invitation for your Microsoft Teams meeting
4. Setup and test your phone or computer for your telehealth appointment
Finding Your Sea Anchor
As I type, the snow is beginning to fall. The air is mostly still with a gentle breeze that moves the bare trees outside my window. I look up again, and the wind picks up and the power lines sway, and then they stop as the wind fades.
A storm is coming.
Another day. Another storm.
Today, I am watching the wind and clouds both wearily and with hope as this weather pattern moves into the front range. I feel dread and tension in my back, “What will happen next?” I feel hope in the relaxing of my eyes, “This should put out the fires.”
In the last 7 days, the Front Range of Colorado has experienced at least two tragedies that have abruptly taken away loved ones and uprooted tens of thousands. I had hoped to write a final blog post for 2021 that did not have to do with grief…
But here we are.