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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…

What is LGBTQ+ Counseling? Counselors can lend support and help LGBTQ+ individuals work through mental health challenges

The LGBTQ+ community consists of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (or questioning) individuals. While society is growing increasingly supportive of LGBTQ+, these individuals still face unique challenges that can harm their mental health and overall wellbeing. Fortunately, counseling can help; with issues like deciding how and when to come…