If you identify as a member of the LGBTQ community, you have a higher likelihood of experiencing a mental health condition like generalized anxiety disorder or major depression.
This stems from the prejudice and negativity that you may face. Rather than facing your challenges alone, you may benefit from working with an understanding, inclusive provider such as Dr. Nisha.
Who is Affected
Mental health issues are a common experience for much of the LGBTQ community, and young people are especially vulnerable. Studies show that LGBTQ teens experience more bullying and mistreatment than their heterosexual peers. Gender-nonconforming and transgender youth were between three and 13 times more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and attention deficit disorder.
If you are LGBTQ and struggle with your mental health, you are not alone. Whether you are out to family and friends or you are struggling with when and how to come out, there is help available. You don’t have to struggle alone.