Being LGBTQ+ isn’t a mental illness. However, many LGBTQ+ people experience mental health struggles linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights.
If you’re just starting to learn about the LGBTQ+ community, you might be unfamiliar with some of the language used surrounding sexuality and gender - the Human Rights Campaign’s Glossary of Terms can clarify new-to-you words as you explore this topic.
Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community
Most LGBTQ+ individuals are incredibly resilient and will thrive in the face of adversity with the help of supportive families, communities, and peers.
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Transgender Mental Health Resource Center
Being trans, nonbinary, or questioning your gender isn't a mental illness — but the trans community does experience higher rates of mental health conditions and challenges than any other LGBTQ+ identity group.
Resources for young LGBTQ+ individuals and the people who support them.