Mental health crisis for LGBTQ young people charity warns

Media release: 13 January 2014

Lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people face high levels of discrimination and disadvantage and are suffering much higher rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts according to the results of the Youth Chances survey of 16-25 year olds published today by equality and diversity charity METRO.

The Youth Chances summary of first findings shows:

  • over half of LGBTQ young people report mental health issues
  • 42% of LGBTQ young people have sought medical help for anxiety or depression
  • 52% of LGBTQ young people report self-harm either now or in the past
  • 44% of LGBTQ young people have considered suicide

Read the full press release here.

Find out more about this research here.