Without mental well-being, we cannot be healthy. We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time, caused by events in our lives. Mental health conditions go beyond these emotional reactions to specific situations. They are medical conditions that cause changes in how we think and feel, and in our mood. The LGBT and queer community face these challenges just like everyone else. But they may experience even more hurdles to caring for their mental health. This is usually related to prejudices and financial issues. LGBT individuals are more likely to experience a mental illness such as depression or anxiety and suicidal thoughts. The stigma that surrounds mental illnesses can keep people from seeking help.