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GayRealEstate.com Strives to Educate on Mental Health Issues Affecting the LGBTQ Community and How to Help Those Struggling
Press Release - July 6, 2019
GayRealEstate.com, a service which connects buyers and sellers with compatible agents, strives to educate on the mental health issues disproportionately affecting the LGBTQ community and to advocate for the resources needed to support those who may be struggling.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Likewise, LGBTQ people are at a higher risk than the general population for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. About 48 percent of all transgender adults report that they have considered suicide in the past 12 months, compared to 4 percent of the overall population, according to NAMI.
Early intervention, comprehensive treatment and family support are key to helping LGBTQ people live well with a mental health condition, according to NAMI. But many people struggle in silence and face worse health outcomes as a result.
GayRealEstate.com supports groups like the GLBT National Help Center which provides a free and confidential resource to individuals struggling with these issues, according to their website. The center utilizes a diverse group of volunteers who are committed to speaking with callers (of all ages) about coming-out issues, gender identity, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer-sex information and more.
Other organizations that provide support and resources to LGBTQ individuals struggling with mental health issues include the American Psychological Association, the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling, the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Trevor Project and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's Provider Directory.
GayRealEstate.com is dedicated to eliminating the stress and uncertainty of searching for professionals who respect each client’s dignity. The GayRealEstate.com team has for over 20 years worked to identify the best LGBTQ / LGBTQ friendly real estate agents in each state, city and community of the country - cultivating relationships and deep networks in each, to provide their clients the support they need in buying a home, selling a home and relocating. The service GayRealEstate.com provides is one of many that LGBTQ individuals can use to bypass the potential for anxiety, discrimination and inequitable treatment.
With more than 25 years of experience as the industry leader, GayRealEstate.com continually strives for the protection of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identification, and will continue to advocate for the full and equal treatment of all individuals: in real estate markets and all areas of life.