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Our mission is to create an environment within Adult & Child Health that exhibits acceptance through advocacy, education, and collaboration with the LGBTQIA+ Community.

Our Vision

At Adult & Child, we believe in creating an inclusive and accepting environment for all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We stand with the LGBTQIA+ community and are committed to promoting equality, acceptance, and support for all members of the community.

Let's celebrate Pride!

LGBTQIA+ individuals disproportionately experience mental health challenges, substance use disorders, and other health disparities compared to their non-LGBTQIA+ peers.

Our Pride 2024 theme honors this intersectionality and encourages conversations surrounding queerness and mental health to reduce stigma.

Learn more!

Our Actions

A&C’s LGBTQIA+ taskforce supports agency involvement in events and advocacy across the community.

The taskforce also supports a monthly conversation open to all staff that discusses:

  • History of LGBTQIA+ rights and activism
  • Current challenges and issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Resources for support, including hotlines, advocacy groups, and counseling services
  • Ways to get involved and make a difference in the LGBTQIA+ community

Get in touch with us at LGBTQtaskforce@adultandchild.org

Risk Factors in the LGBTQIA+ Community

According to NAMI . . .

LGBTQIA+ adults are nearly twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a substance use disorder. Transgender individuals are almost four times as likely as cisgender individuals to experience a substance use disorder. Illicit drug use is significantly higher in high school-aged youth who identify as LGB or are unsure of their identity, compared to their heterosexual peers.
It is estimated that LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults have a 120% higher risk of experiencing homelessness — often the result of family rejection or discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. This risk is especially high among Black and Native American/Alaska Native LGBTQIA+ youth.
LGBTQIA+ youth are three times more likely to seriously contemplate suicide — and five times more likely to have attempted suicide — than their heterosexual counterparts, according to The Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention to LGBTQIA+ people under the age of 25.

Sarah Miller, PMHNP-BC

Sarah Miller works with the addictions team, general psychiatry for adolescents and adults, and the competency restoration team. She is board-certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Her specialties are working in addictions and with people who experience serious mental illness.

Miller graduated from Indiana University with a psychology degree and went back to school for nursing. She received her nursing degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and worked in a nursing home and also spent time working in a group home with adolescents. She received her master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.

She enjoys hanging out with her family and her two dogs, and going to sporting events.

Joanna Chambers, MD

Dr. Joanna Chambers is a psychiatrist who began seeing Adult & Child Health patients in November 2021. She graduated from Medical College of Georgia with her Doctorate of Medicine in 1996 and completed her residency in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to bringing a wealth of experience, she currently serves as an associate professor at Indiana University School of Medicine where she teaches Clinical Psychiatry. She is certified in Addiction Medicine and has a special interest in treating pregnant and postpartum women. She is President of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry Organization as well as a sitting member of many medical association boards. Recently, she has won the Residents’ Award for Teaching Excellence in 2020 from Indiana University and has received “Best Doctors Award” in 2010, 2011, and 2014. Dr. Chambers is incredibly active in the medical, academic, and research realms of medicine. She is currently accepting new patients on Wednesdays.