LGBTIQ people report crippling rates of stigma and mental distress

A major survey shows many feel a lack of respect when attending mainstream medical clinics

Australian LGBTIQ adults report recent suicidal ideation at a rate almost 20 times higher than the general population, according to a large national survey.

The Private Lives 3 report released in November is the biggest health and wellbeing survey of the LGBTIQ population, drawing on data from more than 6800 individuals.

It found almost 42% (2848) of participants reported that they had considered attempting suicide in the previous year, compared with 2.3% of the general population.

And more than 5% of participants reported attempted

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