LGBTQ+ youth are at greater risk for poor mental health outcomes than their straight and cisgender peers. This workshop will explore the mental health needs of LGBTQ+ adolescents and the legal implications of seeking care. We will cover obstacles to accessing care, privacy rights under HIPAA, implications for youth who have run away from home, considerations for youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and intersectionality issues around the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth of color and youth who have disabilities.
Speakers: Daniel Garza (Callen-Lorde SCO Family Services; New York City Dept. of Health and Hygiene); Danielle King (Legal Aid Society); Karen Levit (Legal Aid Society)