Tips for Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Family Members

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Aired on Thursday, August 9, 2023

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Family support can have a positive impact on the mental health of LGBTQ+ people. In this video, you hear from Alex Keuroglian, MD, MPH, of Fenway Health. Dr. Keuroglian discusses how important family acceptance is to LGBTQ+ individuals, how stress and depression affect this population, and how to overcome barriers to mental healthcare.

This program is supported by

Takeda Lundbeck Alliance

Sage Therapeutics



Janssen Neuroscience

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program


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Alex Keuroglian, MD, MPH, Fenway Health

Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, is a clinical psychiatrist, educator, and researcher. His clinical practice and research focus on sexual and gender minority health. He directs two federally-funded centers for sexual and gender minority populations, The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center and the Evidence-Informed Interventions Center for Coordinating Technical Assistance. Dr. Keuroghlian is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, the Public & Community Psychiatry Curriculum Director for the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean psychiatry residency program, and Director of the Division of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute.

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Susan Weinstein, JD

Susan Weinstein, JD, Co-Executive Director, has been primarily responsible for programs and finances at Families for Depression Awareness since 2012. Susan was diagnosed with depression in her teens and has drawn from her personal experiences to inform FFDA’s curriculum. She has worked in nonprofits and local government throughout her career, generally in a non-legal capacity. She holds several volunteer positions, including serving on the Executive Committee and as Governance Committee Chair of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention and holding a variety of elected and appointed seats in her town government since 1992. A native of South Florida, Susan is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Boston University School of Law.