Recent studies on LGBT Youth Mental Health

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association recently posted several research articles about the mental health of LGBT youth.  In one study, transgender youth had an increase in suicide attempts. Another study revealed LGB youth at higher risk for substance abuse. Finally, a third study found that gender nonconforming youth were more likely to suffer mental distress.

As a psychologist who specializes in working with LGBTQ individuals, I can say that I see similar mental health trends  among LGBTQ adults.  If you want help with feelings of depression or anxiety, please seek help from a LGBT competent provider.  Don’t become a statistic – seek help.

Dr. Rebekah Markheim

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