This survey underscores the importance of tailored public health action to support sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations. Negative mental health effects and increased substance use caused by the COVID-19 pandemic were more common in the LGBTQ community, according to cross-sectional survey conducted in Canada. This survey collected SGM information on participants’ sociodemographic characteristics, self-reported mental health deterioration since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and self-reported history of mental health conditions. Household income and rural living were significantly associated with a higher risk for substance use outcomes.
/ / Mental health impacts of substance use during pandemic greater in LGBTQ community