Mental Health

As 2S/LGBTQ+ people, we face unique challenges when it comes to mental health. Many of us have endured rejection from family or friends, or violence and discrimination due to our sexuality or gender identity and expression. We also know how it feels to hide who we really are for our safety.

But, our communities also have a rich history of coming together to support each other—to organize around issues that impact our health and wellbeing with creativity and care. When it comes to improving mental health for 2S/LGBTQ+ communities, we need to draw on knowledge and expertise that comes from lived experience. We need queer, trans, and Two-Spirit people to be actively engaged in research and policy to ensure this work achieves meaningful impact.

Without involving community, efforts to improve 2S/LGBTQ+ mental health and wellbeing could be limited, misguided, or potentially harmful. Nothing about us, without us. With this spirit in mind, CBRC has developed a number of initiatives focussed on improving 2S/LGBTQ+ people’s mental health:


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