Category Archive for: ‘Mental Health’

  • JChan 2015 Crowd Small

    AHP Fundraiser—The Results!

    What happens when you combine art, philanthropists, a tribute to artist Rex Ray, a thrilling auctioneer, a room full of collectors—and spectacular city views? You raise a lot of money for HIV and LGBTQ programs at UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP), more money, in fact, …

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  • Myles Kleinfeld 2014

    Combating Microagressions

    As the fight for LGBTQ rights continues to build steam on the national stage, our society continues to struggle with the day-to-day vilification of sexual minorities. The UN’s 2015 ‘Born Free And Equal’ report details just how widespread discrimination and violence against the LGBT community …

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    Claudia Figallo, MPH: Harm Reduction Advocate

    “From the time I was maybe five years old, I knew I would end up in a profession where I cared for people,” Claudia Figallo, AHP Counselor and Case Manager, recounted. After growing up in Caracas, Venezuela and getting a BA in special education, Figallo …

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    Ramón Matos: Setting the Bar High

    “After graduation, I waited tables while I waited for my big break on Broadway.” AHP Behavioral Health Services Manager Ramón Matos, LMFT recounted the tale from his Puerto Rican childhood to his journey into theatre and his current role at AHP. Ramon offered us his …

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  • Dan Karasic Blog

    Dan Karasic, MD – Trans Mental Health Expert

    As part of AHP’s 2010 shift to broaden its array of services to LGBTQ people, we have been expanding services for transgender people. Among our most important new services is AHP’s Gender Team, which provides mental health assessments for trans people seeking gender transition surgery. …

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    Where Are They Now? Antonio’s Update!

    The story of Antonio Aguilar-Karaiyanni, who we introduced to you in November 2013, deserves a follow-up. After living in the fog of depression all his life, Antonio emerged with the help of AHP. When Connections last chatted with him, Antonio was studying counseling and psychology …

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