When the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) launched the first research on LGBTQ youth and families 20 years ago, they found that families have a compelling impact on their LGBTQ children’s health and well-being. This website offers a map of national programs and facilities, research on the role of families in promoting well-being for LGBTW young people, and evidence-based resource.
At Hidden Strength, we want to make a difference in the lives of the youth, families, and individuals in our community by providing culturally sensitive individualized counseling services. Our goal with everyone that we work with is to help them utilize their strengths and empower them to use their natural skills to live healthy and functional lives.
Adolescence experience many life changes as a transition from childhood to young adult, these changes include physical, emotional, cognitive, and Behavioral. Although most of us are healthy and experienced normal physical and emotional changes, one in every six in the general population experience a mental health disorder each year. Youth with mental health disorders May face challenges in their homes, school, community, and interpersonal relationships. Hidden strengths Mental Health program is designed to help the youth and family/Caregiver the necessary tools to overcome the challenges of mental illness. Our Youth After School IOP is designed for Youth and families that are looking to learn adaptive skills to support youth who’s symptoms and behaviors are significantly and negativity impacting them in their everyday lives. We utilize the YRAXES* model, an evidence based, individualized, and built upon families culture, values, and beliefs.
Online resource for LGBTQ youth & families launches during holiday season – often a difficult time for LGBTQ youth – to help decrease isolation, family rejection & mental health risks & increase well-being
There is a grant opportunity from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to gather writing submissions from students in terms of their experiences with feeling accepted, inclusion, access to resources, acceptance of identities, bullying, etc. There will be a winning submission chosen every 2 weeks and this winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. ALL submissions will be published in a newsletter every 2 weeks. Submissions should be 500-1500 words and students can choose to remain anonymous for the publication; they can still be published and are also eligible to receive prize money. Currently seeking submissions as well as students who are interested in being readers (501 c3 organization/service hours provided). If interested, please email MESSAGEPhilanthropy@gmail.com. Thank you!
This website has resources on mental health disorders.
The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab delivers comprehensive treatment services for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. With locations across the country, The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab offers patients a full continuum of care, including medical detox, residential services and outpatient programs.