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LGBTQ+
Mental
Health

Even with the leaps and bounds that have been made in openly discussing gender and sexuality, the LGBTQ+ community continues to face challenges that can directly impact the rate at which mental health issues manifest among them.

Here, we highlight key areas that still need to be improved, celebrate pioneers in driving LGBTQ+ mental health conversation, share thoughts, insights, and resources, and signpost helpful organisations.

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Stats & figures

Statistics and figures

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What needs to change
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52%
of LGBT people said they've
experienced depression in the past year
LGBT people aged 18-24 said they’ve attempted to take their own life in the last year
1 in 8 
46%

of trans people have thought about taking their own life in the last year – 31 per cent of LGB people who aren’t trans said the same

of non-binary people

41%
20%

of LGBT women

12%

of GBT men

said they harmed themselves in the last year

1 in 6

LGBT people said they drank alcohol almost every day over the last year

1 in 4

LGBT people have witnessed discriminatory or negative remarks against LGBT people by healthcare staff

Read the full report from Stonewall

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