Research shows that LGBTQ+ individuals are Two and a Half times more likely to experience mental illness than any cisgender-heterosexual person(*). Mental health disparities are closely linked to social stigma and discrimination against gender and sexual minorities. This Mental Health Awareness Month, Safe Access announces a new online campaign, where we discuss mental health issues and challenges faced by the community by sharing of lived experiences of queer folx.
Campaign : Queering the Mental Health
Episode 1: Let’s Talk About Anxiety
How does it really feel like to live with Anxiety Disorder? Is it like an explosion of uncontrollable thoughts in your brain and running out of breath or there’s a lot more? In this first episode, Jamal is going to share his experience of being queer, transman, and a muslim, and living with Social Anxiety Disorder that affected his daily life and how elevated his dysphoria.