Mental Health Risks Higher for LGBTQ People

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority| Wed May 10 11:18:47 EDT 2017
Mental Health Risks Higher for LGBTQ People
   

A strong network of supportive family and friends can bolster one’s mental health. Unfortunately, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning individuals may lack family support and often confront daily discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity — factors that can increase their risk for mental health problems.

 

Those who are LGBTQ are nearly three times more likely to develop a mental health disorder such as depression or anxi....

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