Study reveals nearly 70% of LGBTQ+ American youth struggle with mental health

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A new Tumblr survey has spotlighted the need to address mental health issues among LGBTQ+ youth.

Mental health has long been stigmatised, but a new study launched by Tumblr revealed the extent of this impact on Gen Z Americans.

In fact, 82% of LGBTQIA+ Gen Z believe the conversation around mental health has been stigmatised.

The social media giant’s study consisted of 1,000 LGBTQ+ Gen Z Americans. The survey revealed more than two-thirds of Gen Z LGBTQ+ youth struggle with mental health.

The study also revealed that over 75% of the Gen Z LGBTQ+ respondents grew up in households where mental health was not spoken about openly or sensitively.

All respondents which participated in the survey self-­identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Just under half of Tumblr’s userbase is Gen Z and which a huge percentage more likely to identify as LGBTQ+ than on other social platforms, according to GWI US Q4 2020 Data.

Due to access to communities online, many Gen Z youth come out via social media before telling people they know in real life.

Tumblr’s survey discovered that 47% of LGBTQ+ Gen Zs admit to sharing their mental health journeys online.

All members of the 1,000 Gen Z adults were aged between 18 and 24 and were surveyed between April 29, 2021 and May 2, 2021.

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