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Fenway Health Denounces As “Unethical And Unhealthy” Tennessee Bill Permitting Health Care Providers To Decline To Treat LGBT Patients

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Fenway Health denounces HB 1840, a Tennessee law signed Wednesday, April 27 by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, which allows therapists and counselors to refuse mental health treatment to patients based on the counselor’s “sincerely held principles.” Under this law, mental health professionals could discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients without any legal repercussions. “This new law directly contradicts the American Counseling Association’s code of ethics, which states that mental health professionals cannot refuse treatment based on ‘personally held values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors,’” said Stephen Boswell, MD, FACP, President and CEO, Fenway Health, and Professor at Harvard 
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Celebrating LGBT Health Awareness Week 2016

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March 28 marks the beginning of LGBT Health Awareness Week, a yearly reflection on national LGBT health advancements and the continuing need for culturally competent care models. Launched by the National Coalition of LGBT Health, LGBT Health Awareness Week is a time to celebrate the enormous progress made in improving healthcare for all. It’s also a time to examine what still needs to be done to create a world where all LGBT people have access to affirming and comprehensive care. Here at Fenway Health, we’ve spent four decades providing LGBT people with the highest quality care available. To celebrate LGBT 
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Fenway Staffer Featured In Oxford Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry

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The newest edition of the Oxford Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry has been released and contains critical information for behavioral health providers treating an incarcerated population. The text covers a wide range of mental health care topics, including psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, suicide risk, aggression, and pain management. The chapter focused on LGBT health needs within the correctional system, titled “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Inmates,” was partially penned by Dr. Kevin Kapila, Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Fenway. One of the messages that Dr. Kapila stressed in this chapter is that the behavioral health needs of LGBT inmates vary 
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Mental Health Awareness Month Encourages Conversation, Fights Stigma

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Achieving wellness isn’t only about the physical; caring for your mental wellbeing is just as critical to living a healthy and full life. While more people are talking openly about their mental health experiences today than in years past, there remains much stigma, fear, and misunderstanding around mental illness. Want to help change that? May is Mental Health Awareness Month – the perfect time to elevate the national discourse around behavioral health needs. First Lady Michelle Obama recently added her voice to this important conversation by endorsing the Campaign to Change Direction, an initiative comprised of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, 
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Fenway’s Gender Affirming Clinical, Public Health Model Subject Of Report

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Fenway Health is pleased to announce the publication of a new report highlighting our commitment to gender affirming care. Comprehensive Transgender Healthcare: The Gender Affirming Clinical and Public Health Model of Fenway Health. This report, which explains our care model and the history behind how our gender affirming services have evolved over the years, is a collaborative effort between a number of Fenway’s dedicated minds from the Medical Department, Behavioral Health, the Transgender Health Program, and The Fenway Institute. The following staff members contributed to the report: Dr. Sari L. Reisner, Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute Dr. Judith Bradford, 
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