TIPS FOR TALKING WITH YOUR PROVIDER:
- Ask your provider if they are comfortable working with the LGBT community.
- If you are comfortable, communicate your sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or questions about your orientation or gender to your provider.
- Be honest about anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and behavioral issues. Your provider is there to support you on your journey to wellness and health. They are there to help and not to judge.
- Ask your provider for needed referrals or for help finding a support group. Even if your provider does not have that information their self, often times they are connected to other providers who do have access to needed information.