LGBTQIA Mental Health: Research Show that LGBTQIA People have Higher Overall Rates of Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Abuse Disorders/LGBTQIA

  • Sonika Bisht
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  • Sonika Bisht

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India

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This article focuses on the continual injustices and difficulties that the LGBTQIA community faces, as well as the complicated state of mental health within that community. It clarifies the greater prevalence rates of depression, anxiety, and substance use problems among LGBTQIA people compared to their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts by a thorough analysis of the body of research and empirical data. A critical analysis is conducted on the factors that lead to these discrepancies, such as stress experienced by minorities, discrimination, social stigma, and limited availability of affirming health treatments. The piece also examines the intersections of identity within the LGBTQIA community, recognizing the connections between mental health issues and socioeconomic class, race, ethnicity, and gender identity. It’s critical to comprehend these complexity in order to build inclusive and successful therapies that support LGBTQIA people’s mental health. The article’s main focus is on the mental health of LGBTQ community. Due to stigma, discrimination and victimization Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or Intersex (LGBTQI) youth face particular challenges in society. With the intention of better understanding the challenges and issues that LGBTQI youth are experiencing, this systematic review explored qualitative studies with a focus on mental health services and the requisite social support service policies and programs for LGBTQI youth.




International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 347 - 354


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