A painful part of the LGBTQ+ experience can be trauma associated with childhood, caregivers, community, workplace, or religion, etc... Whether the hurt comes from outside sources, or an internal conflict, the journey from awareness to integration of our identities can be a difficult gap to bridge. Healing in itself is a restorative, therapeutic, and holistic process that guides us through different stages, often taking us from a place of acceptance towards feeling 'whole'. Though it more often begins with self-inquiry (commonly through therapy), healing doesn't have to happen in isolation. Chosen family for many people act as a support network and a vehicle for community care.
See: Self-Care, Community Care, Breathwork and Burnout.