LGBTQ individuals are close to 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. (NAMI)
Between the numbers of 38-65% of transgender individuals experience suicidal ideation. (NAMI)
An estimated 20-30% of LGBTQ people abuse substances, compared to about 9% of the general population. (NAMI)
The LGBTQ youth face fear, hatred and prejudice in school, with friends, in the community and at home, which can lead to higher risks of self-harm + thoughts of suicide. (NAMI)
The LGBTQ community is at a high risk for suicide.