Being LGBTIQ+ does not cause mental health problems. But some things you may go through as an LGBTIQ+ person can negatively impact your mental health.
These may include:
Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia
Experiences of stigma and discrimination
Difficult experiences of coming out
Social isolation, exclusion and rejection
You might also feel that other factors are more important for you. Or your mental health problems might have nothing to do with your LGBTIQ+ identity. The good news is that there is plenty of support available. For more information and tips on LGBTIQ+ mental health, visit Mind's website.
Pink Saltire is a charity based in Kirkcaldy and is Scotland’s community voice for LGBTI people of all age groups. It offers a counselling service for LGBTI people in Fife, as well as other services.