Even more than before, we’re fighting the stigma associated with mental illness.
While quarantining and seclusion kept people safe throughout the pandemic, they prompted worries about their mental health. It’s now a national topic of discussion.
Open dialogue can aid in the fight against stigma, which is especially crucial for LGBTQ persons. Studies and surveys continue to reveal that the LGBTQ population faces a higher risk of mental health issues as a result of bigotry, inequality, anti-LGBTQ stigma, and some other reasons.
What can you do if you’re a member of the community, or if you’re an adversary, caretaker, or loved one of those who are?
What we know about LGBTQ+ mental health?
In a latest CVS Health/Morning Consult research of 2,000 adults, 57 percent of LGBTQ people said they were worried about their psychological health, that is 20 percentage points more than the general population. In addition, LGBTQ people are approximately three times more likely than the overall population to have a mental health problem during their lifespan.
Mental health issues can emerge — and perhaps become more prevalent — in adolescence. LGBTQ youth are indeed 6 times more likely over their normal and cisgender friends to experience distress and 4 times more likely to consider suicide.