LGBTQ+ Issues

What is LGBTQIA+ counseling and why is it important?

The LGBTQIA+ community consists of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and asexual individuals. While society is growing increasingly supportive, LGBTQIA+ individuals still face unique challenges that can harm their mental health and overall wellbeing.  But with the help of an LGBTQIA-based counselor, who can help their clients…

LGBTQ+ teens feel depressed, worthless, and hopeless: They need more support in school and at home

A survey of 12,000 LGBTQ+ teens in the US reveals prevalent mental health challenges among this group. Researchers found that the majority of LGBTQ+ teens feel depressed, hopeless, worthless, and have trouble sleeping. These teens also don’t feel safe in their school classrooms; they rarely feel supported by their teachers;…

Mental health and illness statistics among LGBTQ+: The prevalence of mental illness, risk of suicide, and mental health help

One in four people in the world will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives, making mental illness a leading disability worldwide. That said, a specific group of people is even more likely to suffer from a mental illness: the LGBTQ+ community. These individuals face unique…

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