Providing Mental Health Resources to the LGBTQ+ Community
The LGBTQ community faces several challenges when it comes to caring for their mental health, including facing disproportionally high rates of suicide homelessness, suicide, and substance abuse. Too often, LGBTQ youth and adults are unable to prioritize their mental wellness because they are not given the adequate resources to take mental health action.
As a part of Mental Health Action Day, several companies and organizations are helping to equip the LGBTQ community with the tools necessary to take action towards improving their mental health.
The Trevor Project has long been committed to providing support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25 through crisis intervention and suicide prevention services. The national organization conducted its 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, which highlighted just how essential support is for the LGBTQ youth community in the United States.
Trans Lifeline has been serving transgender people by offering phone support and microgrants, as well as being the first transgender crisis hotline to exist in the United States. The organization has specifically used its social media platform this month to encourage members of the trans community to take action for their mental health, including providing tips for how to ask for support and give support when you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health.
With adequate resources and genuine support, members of the LGBTQ community will be empowered to take mental health action and not feel alone in their mental health journeys.
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If you’re struggling and need to talk to someone, you’re not alone. There are lots of free, confidential resources available 24/7.