7 Influencers Making A Difference on Mental Health Stigma and Suicide Prevention

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Caring for your mental health is very important, because as human beings, we naturally endure ups and downs in our mental health. It’s pivotal to destigmatize talking about mental health and getting help when we need it. September is Suicide Awareness Month, and while mental health continues to become less taboo (we all love a ‘self care’ day), there is still so much work to do to help those of us struggling to feel a little less alone. 
In the 2020 Trevor Project LGBTQ Youth Mental Health Survey, 48% of the youth (13-18 years old) surveyed revealed that they have had suicidal thoughts, with that percentage jumping to more than half (53%) with trans and nonbinary youth. 
When looking at the suicide rates of other disproportionate groups, Native American/Indigenous people have a suicide rate of 22% - higher than the national overall average of 14%. At 7.4%, the suicide rate for Black populations in 2019 was over half the overall U.S. suicide rate of 14%. According to the Suicid...

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