Chicago Behavioral Celebrates Pride

Pride Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the advances and victories of the LGBTQ community. It is also a time to reflect on the challenges they still face. Discrimination, lack of acceptance, and bullying can have detrimental effects on mental health.

Research within the LGBTQ community has found that individuals who identify as LGBTQ are at a greater risk of experiencing mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, and suicide rates are considerably higher. It is clear that discrimination, stigma, and other social pressures play a role in this.

At Chicago Behavioral Hospital, we value diversity and inclusion. We work to educate ourselves on how to be respectful, aware, and supportive of the identities and life experiences of the individuals we treat. We have partnered with leaders in the LGBTQ community, such as Howard Brown Health and Practical Audacity, to make trainings available to our staff and community professionals on using gender affirming language and best practices in working with diverse populations.

Chicago Behavioral Hospital provides mental health and substance use treatment for adolescents, adults, and senior adults regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Support is provided in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.

Free assessments are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 844-756-8600.