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The Mental Health and Well-Being of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) LGBTQ Youth

Year: 2022

There is minimal research specifically exploring Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) mental health and well-being. Even less explores the intersection of AAPI and LGBTQ identities, particularly among youth. AAPI LGBTQ youth’s identification with multiple marginalized identities might make them more susceptible to negative experiences, and as a result, poorer mental health and well-being. This report is one of the first to explore the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ youth who are AAPI and provide findings specific to six major AAPI origin groups. It uses data from a national sample of nearly 3,600 AAPI LGBTQ youth ages 13–24 who participated in The Trevor Project’s 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health.