NorCal MHA’s LGBTQ Programs work to ensure that LGBTQ people across California are provided with opportunities for self-advocacy, personal growth, and connections to local LGBTQ culturally affirming resources.
Our LGBTQ program staff engages in community outreach, advocacy, research and provides LGBTQ Awareness training to a variety of agencies and organizations.
The #Out4MentalHealth Project is a three-year collaborative effort of the California LGBT Health & Human Services Network and NorCal Mental Health America with funding from the MHSOAC to do LGBTQ community-based research, training, outreach, and advocacy.
Our team is traveling across California to hear from LGBTQ people about their needs and experiences with the public mental health system. We work to prioritize those voices least heard and those most impacted by intersecting systems of oppression, like racism, heterosexism, transphobia, classism, and ableism.
NorCal Mental Health America's work is informed by its long history of LGBTQ advocacy. The California Reducing Disparities Project, funded through the Department of Public Health's Office of Health Equity, provided support to five projects to address health disparities faced by African American, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American, and LGBTQ Populations in California. NorCal Mental Health America produced the California LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project by engaging with LGBTQ consumers and professionals across the State. All five of these reports provide an immense resource for mental health advocacy and organizing in California.