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Mental health and the LGBTQ+ community

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — According to the Trevor Project, nearly three out of four LGBTQ+ teens are diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

IU Health clinical psychologist Dr. Danielle Henderson came on Daybreak to discuss mental health in the LGBTQ+ community.

Henderson discussed the impact celebrities publicly identifying as members of the LGBTQ+ community can have, the importance of validating feelings and steps that can be taken to prevent LGTBQ+ youth from committing suicide.

Click on the video to watch the full interview.

Mental health resources

The Trevor Project also provides mental health services.