|Action||Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy|
|Comment Period||Ends 8/7/2019|
I can tell you first hand that the practices of conversion therapy are extremely damaging to ones mental health. I attended “LOVE IN ACTION” in 95’ & 98’ when they decided to shame me with a mock funeral for “destructive behaviors”. I still struggle with chronic depression 25+ years later not only because of this event, but many others that happened to me, especially the second time I attended. I had two nervous breakdowns in 98, and honestly am amazed I’ve never thought about acting on suicidal thoughts. We are survivors, and NO good can come from this. Since then, I am fighting still to find my place in the world, trying EMDR therapy. My faith has collapsed, and I yearn for some higher power, yet my mind still can’t go there. Absolutely NO good can come from these practices, and you’d be a fool to think otherwise.