The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, two-spirit, and other diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions (LGBTQI+) community faces several significant barriers to seeking mental health care. The most common barriers include fear of discrimination, stigma, and prejudice. LGBTQI+ youths and adults face a high rate of suicide attempts.
LGBTQI+ people face a higher rate of mental health disorders, substance abuse, suicide, and higher rates of victimization. Discrimination and violence against LGBTQI+ people affect their mental health and emotional safety. Personal, family and social acceptance of sexual orientation and gender identity affects the mental health and emotional safety of LGBT people.
LGBTQI+ people need to know they are supported, regardless of their mental health and substance use. If you are struggling with your mental health, you must seek professional help.
We here at Family 360 offer counseling services to the LGBTQI+ community, such as:
Parents Of LGBTQI+ Children and Youth
Sex, Sexuality, Sexual Health, and Sexual Orientation
Suicide and Self-Harm