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Remembering Mental Health During Pride Month

Pride Month is celebrated each June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, acknowledge the struggles faced by and discrimination against the LGBTQIA+ community, and to recognize the diversity and achievements of LGBTQIA+ individuals.

As we celebrate Pride Month, it’s important to remember the prevalence of mental health and substance use amongst LGBTQIA+ communities. This is often due to the societal stigmas and discrimination these communities face.
In 2023, The Trevor Project found that:

  • Among all LGBTQ young people, 81% wanted mental health care.
  • 56% of LGBTQ young people who wanted mental health care in the past year were not able to get it; including nearly 3 in 5 transgender and nonbinary young people and more than 2 in 5 cisgender young people.

Horizon remains committed to providing access to quality care to all and creates an inclusive environment where all feel like they belong.

On June 2nd, our Horizon Health Alliance team attended the Buffalo Pride Parade to show our support for LGBTQIA+ team members, patients, and those in our community! Check out some pictures showcasing all the fun we had!

This Pride Month, and year-round, we remind you to prioritize your mental health and well-being. Call our team today at 716-831-1800 to learn more about our treatment options and to schedule an appointment with our trained professionals.

Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging here.