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National LGBTQ+ mental health survey paints a stark picture

The Trevor Project, who offer mental health and suicide prevention support to LGBTQ+ youths in the United States, have been running a nationwide mental health survey.The results of their 2020 survey paint a stark picture.

They have revealed that a large number of LGBTQ+ youths have encountered discrimination and adversity and experienced mental health issues such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).Amit Paley, CEO and executive director of The Trevor Project, writes that the “need for robust research, systematic data collection, and comprehensive mental health support [for LGBTQ+ youths] has never been greater,” since “suicide is […] consistently the second leading cause of death among young people and continues to disproportionately.

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