Members of the LGBTQ Community are welcome to any NAMI Geauga support program, event, or class.
- LGB adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition
- LGBTQ 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 five 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
For more information and resources specifically geared towards the LGBTQ Community, please refer to our national organization’s resource page here.
LGBTQ+ Youth Are Not Alone
With quarantine safety measures in place across the country, LGBTQ+ youth are at an even greater risk of social isolation and depression. Online resources have become increasingly more important for LGBTQ+ youth to maintain their mental and emotional health during and after this period. For some resources geared towards youth, click here.