Are you an LGBTQ+ teen that is having mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, self-harm, shame, or feeling isolated? Zumbro Valley Heath Center offers a variety of LGBTQ+ resources for teens and for anyone who has a teen that is part of the LGBTQ+ community. Our team is here to offer support and create an atmosphere of belonging and inclusivity for teens within the LGBTQ+ community.

Are LGBTQ+ Mental Health Issues Common?

Every teen can struggle with mental health, but LGBTQ+ teens are more likely to struggle with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and self-harm due to mistreatment and stigma in society around the LGBTQ+ community. The Trevor Project offers a variety of insight into the statistics of mental health illnesses in the LGBTQ+ community. 73% of LGBTQ+ teens reported experiencing anxiety and 58% reported experiencing depression. The struggles of mental health for teens in the LGBTQ+ community is growing at an exponential rate, which is why we are working diligently to end the stigma and provide quality, accessible care for LGBTQ+ teens.

Is Getting Mental Health Support Easy?

When it comes to getting access to mental health care, it can be quite difficult at times. If you’re afraid of being exposed, worried about the cost of care, pressured by the stigma of having a mental health challenges, or just have a general fear of being misunderstood, we understand. Because of this, we work hard to provide quality and accessible care to our diverse community. However, we realize that it may be difficult to reach out for help and we are always here to help you through these difficult times, whether that is one-on-one or in a group program.

Does ZVHC Have Any Groups For LGBTQ+ Teens?

Are you a LGBTQ+ teen age 12–17? We offer both individual and group counseling sessions that can help you identify and address and all experience that have affected your mental health. We provide support during difficult life events and education about having healthy relationships and boundaries. Our goal is to offer a safe space for you to talk and feel seen and heard.

We work each and every day to create an inclusive atmosphere for all who need access to our services. We know how important mental health is, specifically that of a LGBTQ+ teen, and how it factors into being part of the LGBTQ+ community. This is why we always embrace the diversity in our community and provide a variety of services to meet the needs of our patients. Please contact us for more information on how to get involved with Rainbow Youth Connection Group.

How Can I Help Support LGBTQ+ Teens?

Are you a support person for an LGBTQ+ teen? Are you unsure how to help or offer support for mental health? It’s been shown that when LGBTQ+ teens live in a supportive household, mental health shows improvement or is less likely all together.  Zumbro Valley Health Center offers individual services for loved ones and support people of teens who are in the LGBTQ+ community. When a teen has recently come out or is struggling with a mental health, it’s important that they know you are there for them. Community and support are important when it comes to LGBTQ+ teen mental health, that’s why we are here to provide you with quality resources to help the LGBTQ+ teen in your life.

We understand how difficult coming out and supporting someone who has come out can be. Whether you’re an LGBTQ+ teen or a support person for an LGBTQ+ teen, we are here to help support you. Here at Zumbro Valley Health Center, we create a safe space to discuss your mental health and help connect you with other LGBTQ+ teens. We want you to know that you are never alone, and that it’s okay to not be okay. Contact us today to learn more about our mental health services and our LQBTQ+ teen resources. We are always here to help you.