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INFORMATION FOR

Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative

Illustrated by Victoria Lee

Our Mission

The Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative provides a home for scholars and scholarship devoted to understanding and improving the mental health of LGBTQ populations in the US and around the world.

LGBTQ individuals experience substantial disparities in mental health problems, from suicide to substance use. The Initiative applies Yale’s strengths in mental health, LGBTQ studies, and global health to solving this pressing public health challenge.

We achieve this mission through fostering highly collaborative research across schools and departments; sponsoring academic events meant to spark innovation in this field; and training and educating diverse future leaders in LGBTQ mental health research.

The Initiative is located at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and draws upon Yale’s interdisciplinary expertise to advance its mission.