Mental Health and Substance Use

Living as a cis or trans gay, bi, queer guy comes with its own stresses and experiences. These experiences are one of the many reasons why cis and trans gay, bi, queer guys use substances. If you want to learn more about how your lived experience interacts with your mental health, why you might be using substances, and how to assess if your substance use and other coping strategies are helpful or unhelpful, check out the resource below.

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This resource is not intended to stop or reduce substance use, but rather support a greater understanding of why we use substances and to determine whether these are helpful or unhelpful practices. If you’re in need of further support to make life changes around substance use, check out SPUNK! or speak to an ACT counsellor today.