Peer to Peer, the writings of a Consumer Advocate for both LGBT mental health and HIV/AIDS issues since 2004.
Please visit my homepage at www.bipolarbear.us valuable resources on HIV and Mental Illness
"Iris House opened its doors in 1993, primarily serving women who were
living with HIV at a time when they had relatively few options for
support services. It now offers comprehensive support services to women,
men and families, whether they are infected with HIV or affected by
HIV. These services include food and nutrition education, housing, case management, harm reduction, mental health, support groups and life skills training"
"CLIFFSIDE PARK - The Cliffside Park Council recently recognized longtime
borough resident Stephen A. Pubiello with a proclamation for his
activism and community service relating to the challenges of substance
abuse, mental illness and HIV."
"Under the Convention Against Torture, the United Nations has the power
to address the practice of “cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment,”
including forcible or coercive treatment based on the false premise that
being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is a mental illness that
can and should be cured. Shockingly, while two states have enacted laws
that protect youth against this harmful practice, some unethical
therapists continue to practice conversion therapy on children in 48
states. The result, especially for vulnerable youth, is lifelong damage
that can include depression, substance abuse, and even suicide.
Lastly, Blogger under the weather and taking the rest of November off.