Leading Teen & Young Adult Mental Health Treatment Provider Renews Support & Completes Employee Training
For the second year, Newport Healthcare is celebrating Pride Month and ongoing allyship with the LGBTQ community through Corporate Partnership with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people. Newport Healthcare has also completed The Trevor Project’s in-depth Ally Training program, led by Trevor’s public education team, that was rolled out to more than 1,900 employees.
According to The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, 45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, and nearly 1 in 5 transgender and nonbinary youth attempted suicide. Sadly, 60% of LGBTQ youth who wanted mental health care in the past year were not able to get it.
“Our nation is in the midst of a youth mental health crisis and our LGBTQ youth are struggling at exponentially higher rates,” said Joe Procopio, CEO of Newport Healthcare. “Our work with The Trevor Project affirms our commitment to this community, to supporting their mental health needs with educated clinicians and an inclusive treatment environment, and financially supporting the efforts of The Trevor Project’s critical mission to end LGBTQ youth suicide.”
Newport worked closely with The Trevor Project and hosted tailored trainings for staff and clinicians that covered essential, informed principles for working with LGBTQ young people. These trainings are required of every employee to ensure a culture of allyship for Newport’s LGBTQ clients, as well as with their LGBTQ colleagues.
Newport Healthcare’s nationwide treatment programs serve individuals ages 12-27 who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, and co-occurring eating disorder or substance use issues. According to data from The Trevor Project, 73% of LGBTQ youth report experiencing symptoms of anxiety and 58% experience symptoms of depression. Additionally, LGBTQ youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight, cisgender peers, and are at significantly increased risk for suicide because of how they are mistreated and stigmatized in society.
The Trevor Project works to save young LGBTQ lives by providing support through free and confidential crisis intervention programs via a 24/7 phone lifeline, chat, and text services. The organization also runs TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operates innovative education, research, and advocacy programs.
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