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June 5, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately pummeling LGBTQ+ communities, leaving a population already vulnerable suffering even deeper through health issues related to bias, access to care, and mental health. Many feel as if they have lost support through school and community closures, loss of jobs, and isolation from social groups.
Dr. Jack Turban answers audience questions about LGBTQ+ mental health and addresses the mental toll that COVID-19 has had on the community.
In an ask me anything session on Friday, June 5, 2020, Dr. Jack Turban talked about how the pandemic is affecting LGBTQ+ youths and adults and what you can do to support yourself, your loved ones, or your patients during these difficult times.
Watch on demand. The webinar is available with English captions and subtitles in Spanish.
Jack Turban, MD, is a researcher, medical journalist, and resident in psychiatry at McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he researches the mental health of transgender youth. His original research and writing have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vox, Scientific American, The New England Journal of Medicine, The American Journal of Public Health, JAMA Psychiatry, JAMA Pediatrics, among others. Dr. Turban is regularly consulted by the media to comment on issues regarding the mental health of LGBTQ youth.
It’s important to think about ways to manage your mental health during these difficult times. McLean is committed to providing mental health and self-care resources for all who may need them. You and your family may find these strategies from McLean experts helpful to feel mentally balanced and safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
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