William James College Launches College-Wide LGBTQIA+ Studies Concentration

Students can elect to enroll in the 9-credit hour concentration to gain focused understanding of the needs of the LGBTQ+ community

By Anne Wilson, Director of Communications, & Sarah Johansson, Social Media & Digital Content Associate June 23, 2021

LGBTQIA+ individuals are between two and four times more likely than heterosexual and cisgender individuals to experience mental health problems or to seriously consider or attempt suicide. Providers who recognize how a person’s experience of sexual orientation and gender identity relate to their mental health can significantly, and positively influence treatment. 

“Receiving services from providers who are knowledgeable about and competent in working with the LGBTQIA+ community is essential for these individuals and families to mitigate the mental health risk...
 
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