Pride Month: Neuroqueer Identities and Mental Health

Gender-nonconforming people are three to six times more likely to be on the autism spectrum. There are also higher rates of ADHD among gender-nonconforming peopleIdentifying as neuroqueer means that a person sees their neurodivergent and queer identities as interacting with each other.

The term “neurodivergent” has been gaining popularity recently. It often refers to people who have ADHD and/or are on the autism spectrum. There is a strong connection between LGBTQ+ identities and neurodivergent identities.

Please take some time today to explore the below resources from Mental Health America discussing challenges faced as neuroqueer individuals as well as how to find and give support.