According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, individuals in the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) community are 300% more likely to experience a mental health condition such as depression. The fear associated with coming out often weighs heavily on individuals because they’re afraid of discrimination. As a result this community is much more likely to have to deal with issues like generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, suicide, and substance abuse.
The fear of discrimination can often prevent individuals from seeking help. Those concerns are entirely understandable, but it is important to seek the help you need from a therapist you can trust. At The Life Change Group, we are committed to providing a safe space to help you explore how your experiences as an individual and a member of the LGBTQ community have affected your daily life in order to personalize your road to recovery.