According to the research lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning are more at risk of experiencing mental health issues due to different socioeconomic and cultural conditions. Depression, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidality, substance abuse, and eating disorders are the common mental health issues among LGBTQ community.
Not only this but 2020 report also shows that more than 1 in 3 Americans LGBTQ faced some kind of discrimination in 2019. The report adds that this discrimination adversely affected the mental and economic well-being of LGBTQ Americans. Other factors like family acceptance, peer pressure, and bullying are also responsible for the bad mental health of LGBTQ.
LGBTQ youth suffers a lot because of their sexual orientation, so it’s so necessary to help them cope these situations because LGBTQ lives matter.
In this article we’ll discuss all the mental health statistics, factors that make LGBTQ more vulnerable to bad mental health, and strategies to promote mental health among LGBTQ. So let’s walk into it.
Mental Health Statistics about LGBTQ youth:
There are different pieces of research and surveys that provide global mental health statistics about LGBTQ youth but for your understanding we’ve jotted down major surveys in this regard.
According to the largest 2019 survey of the LGBTQ youth mental health by the Trevor Project,
- 39% of LGBTQ youth considered attempting suicide in the year 2018.
- 71% of LGBTQ youth reported discrimination due to gender identity and sex