we are all in this together.
Suicidal feelings and mental health
struggles can affect LGBTQ+ individuals more
than heterosexual individuals.
|White Youth||Native/Indigenous Youth||Black Youth||Latinx Youth||Asian/Pacific Islander Youth||Multiracial Youth|
of all LGBTQ youth of color reported experiencing discrimination based on their race/ethnicity in the past year, including:
of Black LGBTQ youth, and,
If you’re struggling please feel free to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 . It is available 24/7 and is confidential.
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.