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Snapshot of mental health and suicide prevention statistics for LGBTI people

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The National LGBTI Health Alliance (The Alliance), February 2020 Although many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has demonstrated that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers. These health outcomes are directly related to experiences of...

Call for allies to step up with LGBTQ distress ‘worse than after postal survey’

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Sydney Morning Herald, February 23, 2020 Four out of five LGBTQ+ people say they feel worse now than they did after the “yes” vote on same-sex marriage, describing the debate over religious discrimination as “Marriage Equality 2.0” because it is amplifying negative voices. The findings are from the Make Love Louder report by Macquarie University researcher Shirleene...

Life satisfaction and mental health among transgender students

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Life satisfaction and mental health among transgender students in Norway Anderssen, N., Sivertsen, B., Lønning, K.J. et al. BMC Public Health 20, 138 (2020) Background Social attitudes to transgender persons and other gender minorities vary around the world, and in many cultures, prejudices and social stigma are common. Consequently, transgender persons face challenges related to discrimination...

Understanding LGBTI+ Lives in Crisis (Report)

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University & Lifeline Australia, February 2019 This research report presents findings of lesbian (L), gay (G), bisexual (B), transgender (T), intersex people (I), and other sexual identity and gender diverse individuals (+) use of crisis support services (CSS) in Australia. This is the first research of its kind in Australia that...

Using Chosen Names Reduces Odds of Depression and Suicide in Transgender Youths

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The University of Texas at Austin, Tue, April 3, 2018 In one of the largest and most diverse studies of transgender youths to date, researchers led by a team at The University of Texas at Austin have found that when transgender youths are allowed to use their chosen name in places such as work, school and at home, their risk of depression and suicide drops.      “Many kids who are transgender...

SA Govt funds SHINE SA for more mental health support for the LGBTIQ community during marriage equality survey

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Ian Hunter MLC, September 16, 2017 The State Government will provide extra mental health and counselling services for the LGBTIQ community due to expected increases in demand while the marriage equality postal survey is conducted. According to beyondblue, LGBTI Australians have an increased risk of depression, anxiety, self-harming and suicidal thoughts. And they are twice as likely to suffer...

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