The Rainbow Lotus Club is a peer run support group for LGBTQ+ people in the community that shares the values of Toivo and Advocacy Unlimited. We encourage those who are living at the intersection of LGBTQ+ issues and struggles with mental health and addiction challenges to join us, but anyone who is part of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally is welcomed. Please come as you are, whether seeking support or able to give it.
Leo considers themselves to be part of the psychiatric survivor movement, and started their journey in mental health at age 14. They did a lot of reading and work on their own before finding a community of like-minded individuals that practiced alternatives to the traditional medical model at Toivo in Hartford, CT. Leo integrates mindfulness, movement and energy work into their healing process, and is a strong believer in beginning to practice healthy healing tools as early as possible.