Just Like Us has published research on the mental health of LGBTQ+ children and young people.
The research, which surveyed 2,934 pupils aged 11- to 18-years-old, of whom 1,140 identify as LGBTQ+, found that: 68% of LGBTQ+ children and young people have experienced suicidal thoughts and feelings, compared to 29% of young people who are not LGBTQ+; lesbian and transgender young people are most likely to experience suicidal thoughts and feelings; 89% of Black LGBTQ+ children and young people have contemplated suicide, compared to 67% of White LGBTQ+ young people; and LGBTQ+ young people are three times less likely to report feeling good about themselves than their non-LGBTQ+ peers.
Read the research: LGBT+ pupils twice as likely to contemplate suicide
Source: Just Like Us
Date: 17 May 2021