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Counseling Center Services for LGBTQ+ Students

How the PCC Can Be Helpful for LGBTQ+ Students

  • Students who identify as LGBTQ+ are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition*
  • Students who identify as LGBTQ+at a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts than the general population*
  • Students who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely than others to have substance abuse problems
  • Students who identify as LGBTQ+ may struggle with a low perceived sense of social support, familial support, institutional support, stigma and harassment*

Resiliency and LGBTQ+ Students

Although students who identify as LGBTQ+ face many obstacles during their college career, they also demonstrate great resiliency. Here are some helpful protective factors to always consider during your college career:

  • Peer support
  • Involvement in the campus community (campus clubs, leadership organizations)
  • Connections to positive role models on campus (e.g. advisors, mentors)
  • Family support and acceptance, especially when disclosing sexual identity
  • School safety and classroom safety

We Can Help With:

  • Relationship conflicts
  • Academics
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Substance use
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+ related issues
  • Trauma and assault
  • Identity development related issues
  • Balancing the life of a student athlete
  • Eating/Body image related issues
  • Family and personal crisis
  • OCD and Panic disorders

Additional Campus Resources

Click here to download a PDF brochure of this information