Some of us identify ourselves as LGBTQ+ which means we may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning - or we may define our gender and sexuality in other ways.
Those of us who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to experience a mental health problem than the wider population. This is because LGBTQ+ people experience bullying, rejection, stigma and discrimination which too often lead to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and isolation.
At Mind, we believe we should all look out for one another’s mental health, especially when we know that some of us suffer higher levels of discrimination and isolation. Talking about these issues and seeking support where and when we need it are important ways that LGBTQ+ people can manage their mental health.
On this page, you can find out more about our work with LGBTQ+ communities, and read and watch personal experiences of LGBTQ+ people with lived experience of mental health issues.