People in the LGBT+ community are 3 times more likely to experience a mental health condition than straight people. Even more seriously, LGBT+ youth are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide and self harm.
LGBT+ people are at an increased risk for psychological distress due to keeping their sexual orientation or identity a secret. There is still a lot of stigma related to being seen as "different" and it can cause people not to open up about their struggles. Mental health professionals may also bias their care (intentionally or unintentionally) against people in the LGBT+ community.
Simply being an ally to an LGBT+ person can be a huge help. Knowing that they have a support system and people who will listen to them with empathy can help reduce mental heath concerns. Creating connections and nurturing a positive environment will help LGBT+ people feel safe and able to reach out when they need help.
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