Source: The Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
The latest data on lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender identification reveals that 5.6% of U.S. adults identify as LGBT. Research shows that these populations can face increased rates of trauma and isolation, resulting in higher risk for mental health conditions, substance use, suicidal thoughts and attempts, homelessness, and more, making mental health support a vital resource. With education and increased awareness, providers can help LGBT individuals navigate these challenges and achieve a fulfilling, emotionally healthy life.
This guide is based on material presented by Dr. Amney Harper on April 9, 2021, for WAFCA-CE, with funding support from the Great Lakes MHTTC.