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Long COVID and LGBTQIA+ Mental Health

Year Developed: 2023

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Clinicians PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This webinar will focus on the mental health impacts for LGBTQIA+ people who are coping with Long COVID (Post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome, or PACS).

Resource Details: The COVID-19 pandemic has had an acute negative impact on the physical and mental health of people with multiple, marginalized identities. Issues of isolation, anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide or self-harm have all seen a dramatic rise in the past few years and continue to profoundly affect LGBTQIA+ people with PACS. In this webinar, Zeina Chemali, MD, MPH, and Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, will address the ways mental health disparities continue to impact LGBTQIA+ communities in the age of COVID-19 and discuss best practices for culturally responsive and affirming care of Long COVID based on current research.

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19.

Keywords: Infectious Diseases, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit