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"Follow The Rainbow" Queer Mental Health Community

"Follow The Rainbow" is a universal sign and symbol of strength, courage, and hope for those battling mental health illness and to encourage those who are struggling in silence to speak up.

The "Follow the Rainbow" Queer Mental Health Community is a non-profit mental health community for queer individuals who are struggling with their mental health. The community provides a welcoming, safe, inclusive, diverse, and judgment-free space for members to seek help, share their experiences, and receive support while connecting with other queer-identified people who are also navigating mental health challenges.

The "Follow The Rainbow" Queer Mental Health Community is open to anyone who identifies as queer and their families, supporters, allies, and those who are questioning their identity,

The "Follow the Rainbow" Queer Mental Health Community was founded in 2022 by Kathryn Scurry CEO/Founder of QTNMHPHC to help change how queer community members gain access to mental healthcare.

 "I wanted a space where we didn't have to explain ourselves or our identities," she explains. "A space where we could just be ourselves and talk about the challenges we're facing without worrying about being judged."  "I've been struggling with my mental health for a while now and it's been really nice having a supportive team where I can talk about it openly without feeling judged." 

The "Follow The Rainbow" Queer Mental Health Community features mental health booking services, exclusive groups, blogs, forums, community member and mental health professional podcast interviews, and a video channel dedicated to providing vital information on all things mental health. 

"Follow The Rainbow" (FTR) Mental Health Community Services

"Follow the Rainbow" will offer queer individuals and their loved ones free and low-cost mental health services in a safe, affirming, and inclusive environment. The services are available for all who are struggling with mental health disorders and substance abuse. Mental health is an important issue for the queer community as statistics continuously show that queer individuals are more likely to experience mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and addiction. This is likely due to the discrimination and stigma that queer individuals face. 

The cost per session for FTR mental health services varies depending on the type of service that is provided. Cost of services to be officially announced at a later date.

Give The Gift of Therapy

Sponsor a Community Member or a Families Therapy Services

There are many reasons why queer community members may not seek help. But some of the most common reasons are:

  • Fear of discrimination

  • Shame or guilt

  • Lack of insurance,

  • Simply not knowing how or where to seek help. 

There are so many benefits to giving the gift of therapy. Not only is it a practical and much-needed gift, but it can also be a great way to show how much you care.

Here are a few reasons why you should consider giving the gift of therapy:

  • Helps improve mental well-being.

  • Helps improve relationships 

  • Helps self-esteem and confidence.

  • Helps reduce stress and anxiety.

  • Helps improve overall happiness.

Queer individuals and their families facing a financial hardship will be sponsored through donations with mental health services for (3) months through our sponsorship program "Give The Gift of Therapy" that will help us provide much needed mental health services and support to members of the queer community and help them to receive the mental health care they need and deserve. To qualify, queer members and their families must demonstrate a financial hardship and will be limited to (12) sessions per calendar year. 

Your donation to Queer Therapy Network's MHP Houston Chapter's "Give The Gift of Therapy" campaign will help us provide much needed mental health services and support to members of the queer community and help them to receive the mental health care they need and deserve. If you're looking for a meaningful and impactful gift, consider giving the gift of therapy.

Apprentices that are trained in queer-specific mental health and who successfully complete the BHSA Behavioral Health Apprenticeship Program will be put to work to offer therapy services in a safe and supportive environment Follow the Rainbow is a vital service and resource for the queer community because it will provide the much-needed services and support. 

"Follow The Rainbow" Sponsored Queer Mental Health Events

From educational workshops to social gatherings, "Follow The Rainbow" virtual and live mental health events offer a variety of activities that will help you better connect with your community and find support. 

Our upcoming "Follow The Rainbow" mental health events include virtual discussion groups for trans and gender-nonconforming people, a social group for queer youth, and a support group for queer people with mental health issues. These are just a few of the events that we have coming up, so be sure to check our website frequently for a full list of events to be announced. "Follow The Rainbow" events are a great way to meet new people and make connections within the queer community. 

Are you curious about how to improve yours and connect with other queer individuals to learn more about queer-affirmative mental healthcare? 

"Follow The Rainbow" queer mental health events are a fun and informative exploration into queer mental health. Our events are perfect for anyone who identifies as queer or questioning with a variety of workshops and discussions available, 

Queer Therapy Network will host (4) "Follow The Rainbow" mental health in-person events a year and are free and open to all including mental health care providers with all levels of experience. Whether you’re seasoned or just starting out you’ll find something useful and interesting while learning about the unique challenges and opportunities that queer members and their families face while finding new ways to gain experience and make your practice more inclusive.

The "Follow The Rainbow" virtual and live events feature a variety of interactive workshops, guest speakers, discussion groups, and networking opportunities to create the most affirming space for yourself and your community, learn about the latest in queer-affirmative mental health care, and find potential collaborators and friends. So save the dates, and join us for a day of connection and learning with events to be announced. We hope to see you soon!

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