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2SLGBTQ+ communities across Canada have been disproportionately impacted by pandemic-related substance use and other mental health issues, according to a series of Leger national surveys. The study found that respondents were experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression and thoughts of suicide at rates far higher than the general population.
Key findings from the study:
- 24 percent of respondents reported excellent/very good mental health during the pandemic, compared to nearly half of non-2SLGBTQ+ respondents.
- Almost half of the respondents reported moderate-to-severe anxiety symptoms, compared to nearly a quarter of non-2SLGBTQ+ respondents.
- The top barrier to accessing mental health and substance use services was cited to be financial ability.
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