The 2021 update - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTIQ+ People

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. 

View the updated 2021 statistics

View the 2020 statistics

View the 2016 statistics

To improve health outcomes for LGBTIQ+ people we've developed key priorities for 2021. Find out more. 

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ABOUT LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
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.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land and community. We pay our respects to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past and present.