LGBTQ people can potentially be at a higher risk of experiencing certain mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, or alcohol and substance abuse. This has been often related to an increased experience of alienation and emotional confusion for people who have had to come to terms with a sexual identity which is different to most of those around them, and a potential consequence of societal or familial discrimination, ignorance or prejudice.
Experiencing rejection or hostility from friends, family, colleagues, strangers or members of one’s community can impact a person’s self-esteem and potentially increase the likeliness of the development of mental health issues.
Our team has experience in handling issues surrounding sexuality and sexual and gender identity, so if these, or any other issues, are causing you problems in your life and relationships, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with the portland practice, and make an enquiry or arrange a consultation with our mental health professionals here.
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