How are people with mental health challenges impacted by stigma?
For LGBTQ people, the immediate stigma that comes from pathologizing their very existence is a reason many do not seek treatment for issues. National statistics tell us of the rate of suicide, self-harm, trauma, and substance abuse among LGBTQ people. It is also hard for LGBTQ people to find qualified mental health practitioners who are able to speak in a culturally sensitive manner, use proper pronouns, and understand complex gender identity issues.
What impact is the Campaign having in the community?
The involvement and inclusion of appropriate LGBTQ terms and concerns goes a long way to assist in reaching out to LGBTQ people and inviting them to seek care. The well roundedness of the campaign to reach BIPOC, women, handicap able and historically marginalized communities is a positive in creating a healthier community.