May 2, 2023
Mental Health | Tea Leaves
  • Close to a third of LGBTQ youth say laws and policies that target LGBTQ people have had a substantial and negative impact on their mental health over the past year, according to an annual report published Monday by The Trevor Project, a national LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group. Nearly 1 in 3 LGBTQ young people said their mental health is poor either “most of the time” or “always” because of policies and legislation that takes aim at their sexual orientation or gender identity. (Article here)
  • Mental health-related visits to emergency rooms by children, teenagers, and young adults soared from 2011 to 2020, according to a report published on Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The sharpest increase was for suicide-related visits, which rose fivefold. The findings indicated an “urgent” need for expanded crisis services, according to the team of researchers and physicians who published the report. (Article here)