Mental Health Awareness Month and the Negative Impacts of Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

May 19, 2022

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, and you can’t discuss mental health without discussing the LGBTQ community. That’s because mental health is an LGBTQ issue. The LGBTQ community faces disproportionate risk of negative mental health outcomes like depression, anxiety, and suicide. These risks are especially pertinent among LGBTQ children. According to a 2022 survey from The Trevor Project, 45 percent of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, 73 percent of LGBTQ youth experienced symptoms of anxiety, and 58 percent experienced symptoms of depression.