Mental Health Advocacy

Still Bisexual is proud to be a subcontractor for the California LGBTQ Health and Human Services Network’s #Out4MentalHealth program. #Out4Mental Health is a statewide project that engages LGBTQ people throughout California to develop a mental health equity agenda and offer tools and resources that address these disparities and make our shared goals a reality.

Still Bisexual runs the #Out4MentalHealth San Fernando Valley Task Force in partnership with Strength United, which aims to prevent sexual and domestic violence and provides healing and support for those who have survived abuse in the San Fernando Valley. Our Los Angeles task force supports local community members and organizations with engaging in LGBTQ+ Mental Health advocacy at the county, state, and federal level.

Our key policy objective is to encourage the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to mandate that all current and new mental health staff—including front office staff, peers, case manager, clinicians, managers, and directors—complete a full day of LGBTQ-specific mental health training once a year that includes information on working with youth, bisexual/pansexual, transgender, immigrant, intersex, two-spirit, and other marginalized communities​.

Because of this advocacy, Still Bisexual actively participates in the Department of Mental Health’s underserved cultural committee for LGBTQIA2-S community stakeholders, attends the Department of Mental Health’s Latino underserved cultural committee, and participates in community meetings held by the Department of Mental Health to hear from San Fernando Valley community stakeholders at their monthly Service Area 2 meetings about mental health service obstacles.