TN Voices organization offers mental health resources for LGBTQ+ community

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — June is officially recognized as PRIDE Month, and TN Voices is continuing to work to assist the LGBTQ+ community in mental health services.

According to a press release from the organization, LGBTQ+ persons are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, lowered self-esteem and even suicidal thoughts compared to their straight and cisgender peers.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness:

• Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition

• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning people are at a higher risk than the general population for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts

• High school students who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are almost 5 times as likely to attempt suicide compared to their heterosexual peers

• 48% of all transgender adults report that they have considered suicide in the past 12 months, compared to 4% of the overall US population.

LGBTQ+ youth are especially at risk, primarily those with don’t have a healthy support system, experience hostile school conditions and/or bullying, according to the press release.

Tennessee’s LGBTQ+ residents can receive mental health services by calling the TN Voices Hope Fund hotline at 615.269.7751.

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