Almost half of young LGBTQ+ people considered attempting suicide in past year, alarming survey finds.
Two in five young LGBTQ+ people have seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, according to shocking figures from The Trevor Project.
The LGBTQ youth suicide prevention organisation has released its 2023 US National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ Young People, in which more than 28,000 LGBTQ+ youth aged between 13 and 24 were surveyed.
It’s the fifth consecutive year The Trevor Project has conducted the survey.
Results show 41 per cent of respondents seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year. Broken down, this translated to half of transgender and non-binary and nearly three in 10 cis gender respondents.
It’s a slight decrease on last year’s results, which showed 45 per cent of respondents seriously considered attempting suicide.