This is some research that I did on the #LGBTQ community. I want to spread #SuicideAwareness for the community. #help #lovewins #Loveislove
Among U.S. adults, 22.214.171.124 percent identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. LGBT identification is lower as age increases; 126.96.36.199 percent of Millennials (born between 1980 and 1999) identify as LGBT, compared to 188.8.131.52 percent of Generation X individuals (born between 1965 and 1979).
Women are more likely to identify as LGBT than men (5.1 percent compared to 184.108.40.206 percent).
Research suggests that LGBTQ+ individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against LGBTQ+ persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and suicide.
Personal, family, and social acceptance of sexual orientation and gender identity affects the mental health and personal safety of LGBT individuals.
A majority of LGBTQ+ people say that they or an LGBTQ+ friend or family member have been threatened or non-sexually harassed (57 percent), been sexually harassed (51 percent), or experienced violence (51 percent) because of their sexuality or gender identity.
Fifty-nine percent of LGBTQ+ people feel that they have fewer employment opportunities and 50 percent believe they are paid less than non-LGBTQ+ people.
Thirty-eight percent of transgender people say they have experienced slurs and 28 percent have experienced insensitive or offensive comments because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
Twenty-two percent of transgender individuals say they have avoided doctors or health care out of concern they would be discriminated against.
LGBTQ+ teens are six times more likely to experience symptoms of depression than non-LGBTQ+ identifying teens.
LGBTQ+ youth are more than twice as likely to feel suicidal and over four times as likely to attempt suicide compared to heterosexual youth.
Forty-eight percent of transgender adults report that they have considered suicide in the last year, compared to 4 percent of the overall US population.
In a survey of LGBTQ+ people, more than half of all respondents reported that they have faced cases of providers denying care, using harsh language, or blaming the patient’s sexual orientation or gender identity as the cause for an illness. Fear of discrimination may lead some people to conceal their sexual orientation or gender identity from providers or avoid seeking care altogether.
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
LGBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-7743
TrevorText: Text START to 678-678
The Steve Fund Crisis Textline: Text STEVE to 741741
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
GLBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564