SEXUALITY AND MENTAL WELLBEING
- Who you’re attracted to is a very personal thing, and is different for everyone. No matter who you are attracted or not attracted to, you’re not alone.
- It’s normal to think about and experiment with your sexuality. You don’t have to fit under a label if you don’t feel comfortable.
- Facing discrimination because of your sexuality can have a huge impact on how you feel and your mental health.
- LGBTQ+ people can be more at risk from suicide because of the stigma and discrimination they face. If you’re struggling, you can chat to CALM.
When we talk about sexuality we’re talking about who or what type of person we find attractive. Depending on what culture you are from and how you were brought up, you might have been expected to be heterosexual – that’s being sexually attracted to the opposite sex. However, there are lots of different ways to sexually identify– you may not even want to identify at all, and that’s fine.