Week 4: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder #MHM #MHAM

For each of Mental Health Month, the SITREP will post information and resources focused on a mental health issue. For Week Four, the focus is on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). American Psychological Association (APA) Make The Connection MedLinePlus National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Center for PTSD VA Mental Health The Weight of Rejection: Linking LGBTQ+ and PTSD (The Recovery Village)People in the LGTBQ+ … Continue reading Week 4: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder #MHM #MHAM

Week 3: Depression #MHM #MHAM

For each of Mental Health Month, the SITREP will post information and resources focused on a mental health issue. For Week Three, the focus is on Depression. American Psychological Association (APA) Make The Connection MedLinePlus National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) VA Mental Health Depression in the LGBT Population (Healthline)Depression affects LGBT people at higher rates than the heterosexual population, and LGBT youths are more … Continue reading Week 3: Depression #MHM #MHAM

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Summary for LGBTQ Mil/Vet Commission Bill Added

Update (05/13/2021) A bill summary was added today: This bill establishes the Commission to Study the Stigmatization, Criminalization, and Ongoing Exclusion and Inequity for LGBTQ Servicemembers and Veterans. The Commission must identify and compile information about the history of military policy regarding homosexuality from 1778 onward, including regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) sexual orientation and gender identity. The Commission must hold public … Continue reading Summary for LGBTQ Mil/Vet Commission Bill Added

Week 2: Bipolar Disorder #MHM #MHAM

For each of Mental Health Month, the SITREP will post information and resources focused on a mental health issue. For Week Two, the focus is on Bipolar Disorder. Make The Connection MedLinePlus National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) VA Mental Health Gay and bipolar disorder: What to know (Medical News Today)Gay people may be more likely to experience difficulties with their mental health. This is mainly … Continue reading Week 2: Bipolar Disorder #MHM #MHAM

Mental Health Issues for LGBTQ+ Veterans #MHM #MHAM

When it comes to LGBTQ+ Veterans, the VA separates lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) Veterans and transgender/intersex Veterans. The differentiation is not discriminatory; it is necessary because the VA recognizes that LGB and transgender/intersex Veterans face different health issues. Mental health for LGBTQ+ Veterans is multilayered due to the progress of military equality starting with the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy … Continue reading Mental Health Issues for LGBTQ+ Veterans #MHM #MHAM

It’s Mental Health Month

May is known as Mental Health Month, or Mental Health Awareness Month, and it has been observed in the United States since 1949. Started by Mental Health America (MHA), Mental Health Month exists to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illness, the realities of living with mental illness, and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. Additionally, the month draws attention to suicide … Continue reading It’s Mental Health Month

Week 1: Anxiety Disorders #MHM #MHAM

For each of Mental Health Month, the SITREP will post information and resources focused on a mental health issue. For Week One, the focus is on Anxiety Disorders. Make the Connection National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) VA Mental Health How to Cope With Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Very Well Mind)One of the most important elements of having generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is learning how to … Continue reading Week 1: Anxiety Disorders #MHM #MHAM

May 2021 Observances

Do you ever wonder how organizations, businesses, and individuals know when a certain observance or awareness month, week, or day is? If so, below is a tailored list of observances for the month of May 2021 specifically for military, Veterans, and LGBTQ+ folx. We may issue graphics for some of the events listed below. Because there are so many events and awareness campaigns, the listing … Continue reading May 2021 Observances