Social prejudices and anxieties about coming out to friends and family can exacerbate underlying emotional challenges, making it all the more important for LGBT individuals to build a strong support system as they work through life’s up’s and down’s.Our 1000 licensed therapists include many LGBT individuals and others who specialize in helping individuals work through questions of gender, sexuality and identity.Unlike your bill, mental illness does not discriminate. Reverse your decision and make sure nobody can be denied access to mental health care based on their sexual orientation. It is immoral for any government to withhold such a vital service from its citizens.As an online therapy company dedicated to removing the barriers to access to therapy, Talkspace will stand with the LGBT community of Tennessee until therapy is accessible to all.We’ve recently added a new Video Messaging feature to enable you to send and receive HD video notes with your therapist, helping deepen your connection.Talkspace is typically 80% cheaper than the traditional, face-to-face alternative. In fact, sexuality is the third highest reason why people get in touch with CALM. While the British gay community is more visible than ever, it’s still sometimes hard for young men to come out in their own community.
Your therapist will get back to you as soon as he or she is able, enabling you to work on yourself throughout the day instead of a mere 1 hour per week.Sincerely, Roni Frank Talkspace Co-Founder and Head of Clinical Services Roni Frank is the Co-Founder and Head of Clinical Services at Talkspace, a company founded in 2012 with the mission to make therapy convenient, affordable and stigma-free through the use of online therapy.To learn more about Talkspace and the LGBT community, visit this page.According to the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI), LGBT individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder.Many LGBT individuals report encountering a “dual” or “double stigma” when struggling to deal with mental health issues.Some people are only attracted to people of the same sex.Others are attracted to both men and women in varying degrees.As the co-founder of Talkspace, an online therapy company that provides therapy to all and has a large number of LGBT clients, I know all too well the difficulties the LGBT population has getting access to mental health care.Because of discrimination and stigma, gay, bisexual and transgender populations are three times as likely — compared to heterosexuals — to develop mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse.People can change, or be unsure of their sexuality.Loads of people feel drawn to someone of their own sex at some point in their lives.