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Pride and Mental Health

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Pride Month is a time for LGBTQ+ folks to gather and celebrate their freedom to live authentically. The LGBTQ+ community deserves affirmed, safe, supported, joyful, and mentally healthy lives.

Anti-trans legislation, hate-based crimes, and discrimination shouldn't overshadow Pride, but they can't be ignored. We hope those struggling with their identity or living in unsupportive environments find these resources helpful to living a life of well-being and resilience.

Find more resources in our LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Get access to coming out guides, mental health resources for transgender individuals, and more in our LGBTQ+ resources.

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Take pride in who you are.

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Being your authentic self, if safe to do so, is one of the best ways to protect your well-being.

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  • Being your authentic self is one of the best ways to protect your #mentalhealth. As we celebrate #PrideMonth, learn more and find resources from Mental Health America: ?️‍?
  • Being transgender isn’t a #mentalhealth condition, but the trans community faces higher rates of mental health challenges than any other LGBTQ+ identity group. Learn more and find resources from Mental Health America: ?️‍⚧️ #PrideMonth
  • If you’re a #mentalhealth care provider, it’s crucial that you understand what gender-affirming care really is. Learn more and find resources from Mental Health America: ?️‍? #PrideMonth
  • Being LGBTQ+ isn’t easy in today’s climate. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone. Take a free #mentalhealth test at to find out if you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. #PrideMonth
  • Reflecting on your gender can be an uncomfortable process and bring up challenging feelings. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone. Check in on your #mentalhealth at #PrideMonth
  • If you or an LGBTQ+ individual you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat You can also reach a trained counselor at The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386 and Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860.

Additional resources

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LGBTQ+ community and depression infographic