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  • Seventy-seven percent of LGBTQ teenagers surveyed report feeling depressed or down over the past week.

  • Ninety-five percent of LGBTQ youth report trouble sleeping at night.

  • LGBTQ youth of color and transgender teenagers experience unique challenges and elevated stress -- only 11 percent of youth of color surveyed believe their racial or ethnic group is regarded positively in the U.S., and over 50 percent of trans and gender expansive youth said they can never use school restrooms that align with their gender identity.

  • More than 70 percent report feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness in the past week.

  • Only 26 percent say they always feel safe in their school classrooms -- and just five percent say all of their teachers and school staff are supportive of LGBTQ people.

  • Sixty-seven percent report that they’ve heard family members make negative comments about LGBTQ people.                                                                                                                                                                                  Retrieved from HRC website. www.hrc.org.  2018 LGBTQ Youth Report.

  • LGBTQ youth are 4 times more likely and questioning youth are 3 times more likely to attempt suicide, experience suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harm than straight people.

  • Between 38-65% of transgender individuals experience suicidal ideation.

  • Someone who faced rejection after coming out to their families were more than 8 times more likely to have attempted suicide than someone who was accepted by their family after revealing their sexual orientation.

  • LGBTQ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder.

        Retrieved from NAMI www.nami.org