Behavioral Health Care for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People

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Dr. Kevin Kapila of Fenway Health as leads participants in an introductory webinar on understanding and approaching the behavioral health care of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people. In many ways, LGB people have similar behavioral health care needs to the general population. However, for some LGB people, living as a stigmatized minority can cause undue stress, leading to mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and unhealthy coping behaviors, such as substance abuse or unsafe sex. In this webinar, Dr. Kapila uses case studies to discuss the most prominent behavioral health care disparities found in LGB populations, explain how they can manifest in different LGB subgroups, and discuss recommended assessment and treatment modalities.