C895 & Seattle Children’s Present: Coping 101 – LGBTQ Mental Health

Stigma, bullying and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity contribute to higher rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation in the LGBTQ+ community, especially among youth. Supportive and accepting parents, families, friends, coworkers and school communities can do a lot to help those in the LGBTQ+ community be mentally healthy and well, and can notice if a problem develops. Help is available with many resources proven to save lives. Know the signs of a mental health problem and act early.