If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ), YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There is a community of people who support and care for you. You can find unity and strength in numbers. There are organizations and groups that can provide you with the support you need. Do not be afraid to reach out for help. You deserve to be happy and healthy.
As and end of life doula, I support those at the end of life no matter the sexual orientation or identity. I have a toolbox of skills, resources to ensure unique needs are understood and met. I walk alongside people to ensure comfort and quality of life until the last breath.
As you age, as part of the LGBTQ community, you may feel alone and misunderstood, you fit in less and less and it is harder and harder to navigate your health. There are many communities of support and unity for the LGBTQ community that stands together to fight discrimination and injustice and create a world that is safe and accepting for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. If you need someone to talk to, there are many resources available to help you. You can find support groups in your area or online. There are also hotlines you can call if you need to talk to someone right away. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Here are some resources that can help you find community and support:
-LGBT community centers: These centers provide a safe space for LGBTQ people to connect with others. They offer a variety of programs and services, including support groups, counseling, and social events.
-Online forums and chat rooms: There are many online forums and chat rooms that cater to the LGBT community. This is a great way to connect with others from the comfort of your own home.
-Local support groups: Support groups provide a safe space for LGBTQ people to share their experiences and feelings. They can be a great way to meet new friends and get support from people who understand what you’re going through.
-National hotlines: If you need someone to talk to outside of your community, there are national hotlines that can help. These hotlines provide confidential and anonymous support for LGBTG people.
When you or a loved one is facing a terminal illness, it can be a very difficult and confusing time. This is especially true if you are part of the LGBTQ community and your family or friends might not be aware of your sexuality or identity. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Again, there are many community resources available to help you navigate through advanced staged and terminal illnesses by providing valuable information, support, and understanding. Additionally, there are online resources available that can help connect you with others who have experienced similar illnesses. No matter what, know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE and there is a community of people who care about you and want to support you through difficult times.
About Adrian Allotey
You Are Not Alone Elder Care LLC
Adrian Allotey, is living a purposeful life as a result of responding to an universal calling; service to elders and their loved ones. As an eldercare specialist, aging companion and end of life doula, she has made it her life’s mission to promote the elder years as a sacred, beautiful, honorable stage of life. She brings quality of life, mental stimulation, engagement and socialization to the aging and peace of mind to their adult children and caregivers. For More Information, check out www.yanaec.com.