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It’s Critical to Talk About LGBTQ+ Mental Health

It’s Critical to Talk About LGBTQ+ Mental Health

This material has been reviewed for accuracy by: Renee Albers, PhD

As we observe Pride Month, we are mindful of the disproportionate number of members of the LGBTQ+ community who are struggling with depression, and the stigma associated with LGBTQ+ mental health. Our GeneSight team member, John-Michael Criswell, explains why it is critical that we talk about mental health, and how the GeneSight team is committed to working towards solutions, greater understanding and respect.

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