Health & Wellness programs at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

PROGRAMS AT YOUR CENTER

Health & Wellness

The Issue:

Mental illness is a pervasive problem in our community. As compared to people who identify as straight, LGBTQ+ people are: 2.5 times more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and substance misuse, 3 times more likely to experience a mental health condition, youth are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide, and 38-65% of transgender individuals experience suicidal ideation. Lower income LGBTQ+ people do not always have access to physical fitness and many members of our community have been systematically excluded from sports.

Our Solution:

In addition to weekly AA meetings, discussion and support groups for youth and trans/gender nonconforming people, and regular sexual health education and testing, we will launch a dedicated mental health clinic, partnering with Callen-Lorde, at the Bedford-Union Armory. With Armory partners, we will also provide inclusive sport and fitness spaces for swimming, boxing, basketball, yoga, and self-defense classes.


Recovery Groups currently offered at Brooklyn Community Pride Center:

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