Mental Health

Mental health is the ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges you face everyday - whether that involves making choices and decisions, adapting to and coping in difficult situations, or talking about your needs and desires. It includes identifying, managing and treating depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health challenges. Most people experience mental health challenges at some point and getting the right support is important.

Do you cope well with stress or anxiety?
Yes
No
Do you usually feel more happy than worried?
Yes
No
Do you reach out to family, friends, and other supports when life gets tough?
Yes
No
 
 

That as gay men we face higher risks for some mental health issues due to the effects of homophobia and stigma.

 
 

Gay men have higher rates of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and phobic disorders, suicidality, self-harm and substance use.

 
 

LGBTQ youth face approxiamtely 14 times the risk of suicide and substance abuse than hetereosexual peers.