10 September marks World Suicide Prevention Day across the globe and provides a unique opportunity to shine a light on suicide prevention and help save lives.
LGBTIQ+ people still experience a higher risk of suicidal behaviours than non-LGBTIQ+ people. This can be attributed to the impact of minority stress - the chronic stressors that LGBTI people are uniquely exposed to, including discrimination, social exclusion, harassment and physical violence.
- Suicide Prevention Australia
- International Association for Suicide Prevention
- Beyond Urgent: National LGBTIQ+ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy
- Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTIQ+ People
QLife provides free peer support and referrals for issues around sexuality, gender, bodies and relationships.
QLife: 3pm to midnight, everyday | 1800 184 527 | qlife.org.au