Future Directions for LGBTIQ+ Youth Suicide Prevention - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Future Directions for LGBTIQ+ Youth Suicide Prevention

Evidence shows that overall, LGBTIQ+ young people experience higher rates of mental ill-health, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, as compared with their heterosexual and cisgender peers. These experiences are compounded by poor access to and engagement with services, and services which are often poorly equipped to cater to their specific needs. 

We will be joined by lead investigator, Penelope Strauss, Research Fellow in Youth Suicide Prevention at the Telethon Kids Institute to discuss the latest updates in the implementation of their Suicide prevention guidelines for LGBTQA+ young people

These guidelines outline best practice for suicide prevention in LGBTQA+ young people, targeting both clinical and community service providers. Implementation of these guidelines in service settings throughout Australia has the potential to improve the care received by LGBTQA+ young people who are experiencing suicidal ideation and/or engaging in suicidal behaviours. Register now for this webinar here:

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November 12, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2pm (AEDT)


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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, (formerly the National LGBTI Health Alliance), is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities. Dropping the “+” from our name only occurs within digital formats that do not allow mathematical symbols, such as within our domain name, handles and hashtags.
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