Although many LGBTIQ+ Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has shown that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers.
These health outcomes are directly related to experiences of stigma, prejudice, discrimination and abuse on the basis of being LGBTI. The 2021 Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTIQ+ People provides a snapshot of what is known of the current mental health and wellbeing outcomes of LGBTI people in Australia.
To improve health outcomes for LGBTIQ+ people we've developed key priorities for 2021. Find out more.