we are all in this together.
Suicidal feelings and mental health
struggles can affect LGBTQ+ individuals more
than heterosexual individuals.
LGBTQ youth are impacted by suicide risk factors, as well as:
The overwhelming majority of LGBTQ youth reported recent symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder or major depressive disorder1.
|White Youth||Native/Indigenous Youth||Black Youth||Latinx Youth||Asian/Pacific Islander Youth||Multiracial Youth|
Data from The Trevor Project’s 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health.
of all LGBTQ youth of color reported experiencing discrimination based on their race/ethnicity in the past year, including:
of Black LGBTQ youth, and,
Both food insecurity and unemployment are significant risk factors for suicide among all populations.
If you’re struggling please feel free to call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. To chat with the Lifeline online, go to 988Lifeline.org. It is a free, confidential resource available 24/7.
We all have a role in preventing suicide. Learn how to support and be an ally to your LGBTQ+ loved ones.
The overall objective in helping families learn to support their LGBT children is not to change their values or deeply-held beliefs. Instead, practitioners should aim to meet parents, families, and caregivers “where they are,” to build an alliance to support their LGBT children, and to help them understand that family reactions that are experienced as rejection by their LGBT child contribute to serious health concerns and inhibit their child’s development and wellbeing.