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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health When Coming Out

Any marriage and family therapist who works with LGBT people can tell you that coming out of the closet is a difficult experience for many. There can be emotional, psychological, and sometimes even physical repercussions to it.

For people with existing mental health conditions, however, it’s even more damaging to stay in the closet.

June is LGBT Pride Month, so if you’re planning to come out, check out these tips from a sex therapist in Bay Area to keep your mental health in good shape:

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Mental Health in the LGBT Community

There’s a lot of attention given to the physical safety and well-being of the LGBT community, but their mental health is equally important. People looking for same sex couples counseling in Palo Alto often come to us.

Some of the most commonly observed mental health issues in people who are part of the LGBT—or LGBTQIA+—community are discussed below: