LGBTQ+ youth are three times more likely to seriously contemplate suicide — and five times more likely to have attempted suicide — than their heterosexual counterparts, according to The Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention to LGBTQ+ people under the age of 25.
As the 1 in 5 adults living with mental illness know all too well, accessing resources and receiving adequate care can be a challenging process.
In the Fall 2020 issue of the Advocate, I told my story of experiencing psychosis for over a year and finding myself incarcerated in a small county jail. To survive, I relied on the principles of neuroplasticity, my brain’s ability to adapt and change its neural wiring.
When you volunteer or become a member of NAMI, you’re part of our mental health advocacy efforts at the national, state, and local level.
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