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Mental Health Programs

Healing, Strengthening, and Advancing the Lives of LGBTQ People Seeking Recovery

image of client and therapist talking with a LGBTQ rainbow flag highlighted on the table between them indicating LGBTQ-inclusive mental health programs are available.Caring for mental health is important for everyone, but it can be especially challenging for members of the LGBTQ community. La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center understands substance use disorder and that mental health conditions often co-occur with substance use. La Fuente Hollywood is dedicated to making everyone feel welcome at our facility by offering LGBTQ-focused addiction treatment programs and mental health programs for co-occurring conditions.

Call La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center at 888.903.9898 for more info about LGBTQ treatment programs in Hollywood, California.

The Importance of Quality Mental Health Programs for the LGBTQ Community

While traditional mental health programs can be helpful for LGBTQ individuals, mental health treatment that is designed for their unique needs may be more effective for some. And living in California, particularly the Hollywood area, can present a different set of challenges for members of the LGBTQ community.

An active nightlife in this busy city can mean ample access to party drugs like MDMA, GHB, and ketamine. Street drugs like meth may also be readily available. If you struggle with mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression, you may be more susceptible to experimenting with these substances. In fact, LGBTQ individuals are more likely to struggle with their mental health because of:

  • Discrimination – Sadly, some people are still mistreated today specifically because they identify as LGBTQ.
  • Shame – Some LGBTQ individuals may feel shame about their identity if they were brought up to believe it is wrong or if they live or work in an unsupportive environment.
  • Trauma – Being bullied or attacked because of one’s gender identity or sexual preference can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Fear – Many people are still afraid to express their true identity for fear of rejection or retaliation. They might go years suppressing who they truly are to avoid negative reactions from others who may not approve.

Members of the LGBTQ population need an approach to mental health and wellness that accounts for these and other specific challenges. Without proper treatment for LGBTQ mental health in California, the community is at significant risk for severe mental illness, suicide, and substance use disorders (SUDs).

Finding Treatment for LGBTQ Mental Health in California

Mental health programs for the LGBTQ population have similar components to other types of mental health treatment but with a focus on the unique challenges they face. If you are interested in an LGBTQ mental health program in California, here are a few things to look for:

  • Individual counseling – you will receive counseling services from licensed professionals who specialize in working with LGBTQ individuals. These counselors provide a safe and supportive environment to help you work through any mental health struggles you may be dealing with.
  • Group therapy – Sessions are led by a counselor experienced with LGBTQ clients, and topics are chosen specifically to support LGBTQ mental health. You will learn how to identify triggers for anxiety and depression and cope with them in a healthier way.
  • Support groups – These groups provide a community of support and understanding for people who may feel isolated or alone. Others in similar situations can share what did and did not work for them. This can help you learn new ways to manage depression, anxiety, or co-occurring substance use disorders.

Mental health treatment may also include medications that are appropriate for your condition. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications work hand in hand with therapy and support to help you feel happier, healthier, and more balanced.

La Fuente Hollywood: Supporting LGBTQ Mental Health in Hollywood, California

At La Fuente Hollywood, our mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ individuals to receive addiction treatment that addresses their mental health and wellness. We believe everyone deserves access to quality mental health treatment, and we are committed to providing resources and programs specifically tailored to the needs of the LGBTQ community. To learn more about how we can support your mental health at our Hollywood, California, facility, reach out at 888.903.9898 or online.