Site icon EUIIA

High Suicide Rate Among Transgender People

The rise in the people identifying as LGBTQ has risen globally and this has resulted in very worrisome statistics on young people’s…

The rise in the people identifying as LGBTQ has risen globally and this has resulted in very worrisome statistics on young people’s mental wellbeing and health. This research is published to help members of the LGBTQ group and to analyse the downsides of growing LGBTQ population and how we can combat the increase and best help those that are struggling. According to the The Trevor Project National Survey 42% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth. 12% of white youth attempted suicide compared to 31% of Native/Indigenous youth, 21% of Black youth, 21% of multiracial youth, 18% of Latinx youth, and 12% of Asian/Pacific Islander youth.

72% of LGBTQ youth reported symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder in the past two weeks, including more than 3 in 4 transgender and nonbinary youth.

62% of LGBTQ youth reported symptoms of major depressive disorder in the past two weeks, including more than 2 in 3 transgender and nonbinary youth.

In 2021, nearly half of LGBTQ youth have wanted counseling from a mental health professional, but did not receive it.

70% of LGBTQ youth stated that their mental health was “poor” most of the time or always during COVID-19.

View the Whole Survey by National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health 2021

Exit mobile version