Mental health screenings are important for your overall well-being, too, especially if you experience depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other mental health issues. Increased stress from being subjected to violence, harassment, discrimination, or struggling with sexuality issues can factor into your mental well-being, and your doctor can help you get the resources you need to cope.
“It is our responsibility to become an ally and an advocate to each patient, know what to look for, and break down barriers of communication,” says Dr. Guliano. “The goal is to encourage every patient to be the healthiest version of themselves, whoever they are.”
CentraState is doing its part to help break down these barriers to care with its LGBTQ+ Inclusion Committee, an employee-led workgroup dedicated to inclusivity in the hospital setting.
“We are working hard to provide a setting where all members of the community can access important care and screenings that they need and receive compassionate, quality care in an environment free from discrimination,” says Emily (Remy) DeMarco, MSN, RN, emergency room nurse and leader of the committee.