New Study Identifies Barriers to Mental-Health Services for Young People

August 14, 2014 7:04 PM

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I grew up in a really violent environment for the first 13 years of my life. I also struggled with being gay and coming out to parents who are conservative and wouldn't accept that.... When I was 14, my grandma died. She was the first person who I felt really cared about me. When she died, I just kind of gave up on everything. A little bit later, I attempted to kill myself.

The above words are from a young man -- we will call him "Mark" -- whom we met during Born This Way Foundation's "Born Brave Bus Tour." Fortunately, Mark found support from friends, mental-health professionals, and inspirational role models and has dedicated his life to helping others. The bus tour ...

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