As part of our commitment to diversity and assuring that all citizens have equal access to mental health care without stigma or shame, NAMI North Carolina joins in celebrating June as Pride Month.

Did you know that LGBTQ adults are more than twice as likely than their heterosexual neighbors to experience a mental health condition? Almost three quarters of LGBTQ youth have experienced significant anxiety, and half of them have seriously considered suicide, a risk that goes down significantly when they are in an environment of acceptance and support.

NAMI North Carolina stands with these friends and anyone who suffers from the pain or stigma of mental health conditions.