LGBTQ+ Mental Health Treatment & Gender Support in Los Angeles

If your teen identifies as LGBTQ+, it’s important to ensure that they have access to appropriate mental health treatment and support. Many teens who identify as LGBTQ+ lack the necessary resources and support from their families and communities to deal with their struggles. This can lead to poor mental health outcomes and substance abuse. Fortunately, there are many programs that offer support for LGBTQ+ teens. These resources can help improve your teen’s mental health and wellbeing.

Understanding LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health

LGBTQ+ Teen Mental Health

As a parent, it’s important to be aware of the unique mental health needs of your LGBTQ+ teen. Studies have shown that LGBTQ+ youth are at an increased risk for mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and suicide. Many LGBTQ+ teens face discrimination and rejection from their families, friends, and communities. This can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Additionally, LGBTQ+ teens are often subjected to bullying and harassment. All of these factors can contribute to poor mental health outcomes.

LGBTQ+ Teen Suicide

LGBTQ+ teens are also at an increased risk for suicide. In fact, studies have shown that LGBTQ+ adolescents are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their non-LGBTQ counterparts. There are a number of factors that contribute to this increased risk including bullying, rejection, and struggles with sexuality and gender identity acceptance.
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Understanding Youth Gender Dysphoria

Gender Dysphoria in Teens

Some teenagers may experience gender dysphoria, or dissatisfaction/disconnect with their biological sex, during puberty. For most, this is a passing phase that resolved itself without intervention. However, for some teens, gender dysphoria persists and can lead to a teenage gender identity crisis. Many teens who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming struggle with gender dysphoria.

Transgender Youth Mental Health

Transgender youth have one of the highest rates of mental health issues of any group. Nearly half of transgender youth will have at least one episode of major depression in their lifetimes, and transgender youth are nearly nine times as likely as cisgender youth to attempt suicide. Transgender teens are also more likely to experience homelessness, mental health issues, and substance abuse.

LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health

Signs of Mental Health Issues in LGBTQ+ Teens

There are a number of warning signs that may indicate your LGBTQ+ teen is struggling with their mental health. If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s important to talk to your teen and get them the help they need.
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Teens struggling with mental health issues may begin to sleep more or less.

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Your teen may begin to eat more or less to cope with their struggles leading to weight loss or gain.

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Teens struggling with depression may begin to isolate and avoid activities they used to enjoy.

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Your teen may begin to avoid going to school if they have bullies or their grades may slip.

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Your teen may begin to self-harm as a coping mechanism. Signs include wearing long sleeves and unexplained cuts.

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Teens struggling with their sexuality and gender may abuse substances to escape their emotions.

LGBTQ+ Youth Support Options

LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health Treatment and Support in Los Angeles, CA

If your LGBTQ+ teen is struggling with their mental health or gender, it’s important to get them the help they need. Key Healthcare provides LGBTQ+ teen mental health treatment programs. If you are interested in learning more about our LGBTQ+ youth offerings, contact us today.
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Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Our adolescent IOP treatment for LGTBQ+ mental health occurs 9 hours a day, 3 days a week. Your teen will participate in therapy sessions that help them work through their mental health and gender dysphoria.

Compassionate Support for Teen Depression

Partial Hospitalization Treatment (PHP)

Our teen partial hospitalization program for LGBTQ+ mental health treatment takes place 8 hours a day, 5 days per week. Teens will attend therapy sessions where they will develop the coping skills needed to overcome their negative behaviors.

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Teen Residential Treatment Program

Key Healthcare’s teen residential treatment program is a 45-60 day program in Malibu, California, where adolescents receive the highest level of care, with 24/7 support.
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Extended Care

Our male-only young adult’s extended care program for LGBTQ+mental health treatment is a combination of our partial hospitalization program and sober living. Your LGBTQ+ teen will have around-the-clock support to treat all mental health and substance abuse issues.

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Individual and Group Therapy

Insurances We Accept

Up to 100% of the Costs Covered by Insurance

Key Healthcare works with a majority of health insurance providers and depending on your plan, 100% of the costs may be covered. Verify your insurance to get more information about your coverage.
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