Mental illness and suicide are massive problems in Nevada, especially for LGBTQ people.
LGB adults are more than twice as likely to have a mental health condition. Teenagers are almost five times as likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual teens. And nearly half of the transgender community say they’ve at least contemplated ending their lives.
Making matters worse: LGBTQ people are less likely to seek out mental healthcare due to the stigma of their sexuality and gender identity, among other reasons.
It addresses mental health from a compassionate perspective, by affirming and supporting those who won’t or can’t get traditional behavioral therapy.
Patrick Bozarth, Executive Director, Community Counseling Center; Aaronell Matta, Deputy Director, Community Counseling Center