LGBTQ Mental Health in India

LGBTQ Mental Health in India

As per a report published by Statista Research Department on July 20, 2021, “as of 2017, more than 14 percent of the total population in India suffers from variations of mental disorders.” While studies around LGBTQ mental health in India are rare, one report talking about LGBTQ mental health in India, published in 2020, does show high rates of mental health concerns. A TREVOR project survey reported that young LGBTQ individuals are likely to suffer 1.75 times more anxiety and depression than the general population, specifically the transgender population. They are even more vulnerable, suffering from up to 2.4 times more anxiety and depression.

Even post the reading down of IPC Section 377, the LGBTQ community still faces intense prejudice, discrimination, and violence ….continue reading

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