LGBT Issues

LGBT Issues

Palm Springs and the surrounding community support a beautifully diverse and eclectic living environment for the LGBTQ community.  According to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), the risk of a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder is almost three times as high for youth and adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or questioning.  This also applies to those with a sexuality that does not apply to any existing category.    Data from The Trevor Project reported that suicide rates are significantly higher for our LGBTQ youth (10-24) and these individuals are twice as likely to abuse substances.   Therapy focused on your specific needs is an important step to experience support, validation, and acceptance in your life.  

Further reading:
https://www.mentalhelp.net/mental-health-in-the-lgbt-community/