NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Asian American and Pacific Islander LGBTQ+ youth are struggling right now.
A new report from The Trevor Project found that 40 percent of AAPI LGBT+ have considered suicide in the past year. Sixteen percent have attempted it.
Many factors are at play here. Anti-Asian hate crimes and anti-queer rhetoric remain at-large. Young people with these intersectional identities are especially vulnerable to mental health issues.
In the latest episode of “It’s Okay To Say Gay”, producer Jill Webb talks to Myeshia Price, a researcher from the Trevor Project, to understand what’s going on in the community.
She’s also joined by Crystal Widado, a teenage mental health advocate, to hear firsthand how her ethnicity and identity influence her mental health.