Ban Conversion Therapy
Conversion Therapy has been proven to be both ineffective and harmful to LGBTQ+ individuals. All the nation’s leading medical and mental health organizations have come out against these practices—which include the use of shame, verbal abuse, and aversion techniques —saying they pose serious health risks, including depression, guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, and social withdrawal, which can lead to suicide. These practices continue to exist only because of homophobia and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people. As a psychiatric provider I support & utlize evidenced based and ethical practice; conversion therapy is neither.