I started this blog because I wanted a central place for my clients, other LGBTQ youth, and their families and allies to seek news on mental health and wellness concerns for LGBTQ youth. So much of what we read and see about LGBTQ youth is negative — suicide, depression, substance use. While these things are a part of our community, I also hope to combat the message that LGBTQ youth are just their problems by posting news and articles on LGBTQ youth wellness, resiliency, support and hope.
Disclaimer: None of the writing or information here is intended to serve as a substitute for professional medical or mental health care. If you are experiencing distress and are in need of help, please contact your doctor or a local mental health agency.
Looking for a place to talk to someone who understands? The Trevor Project is for LGBTQI youth in mental health crisis or who are feeling suicidal: 1-866-488-7386. You can also try The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the GLBT National Youth Talkline at 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743). You are not alone.