While browsing the web today I come across some shocking numbers about suicide attempts among young trans people (16 to 26 year olds).
According to these numbers 48% of trans people who were under the age of 26 said they have attempted suicide and 30% said they have attempted suicide in the last year. Also 59% of trans youth said they had considered it.
The research also found that 59% of young transgender people said they had deliberately hurt themselves, compared with 8.9% of all 16 to 24 year olds.
If you compare this to the numbers by the Adult Psychiatry Morbidity Survey (6% of 16 to 24 year olds who have attempted suicide) there’s a massive different this can come down to many different reasons such as but not limited to; being disowned by family, being bullied because of their gender identity or down to lack of support from local mental health services but this is improving with the help of charity’s such as Gender Intelligence or Mermaids UK
This research was carried out by Pace (a mental health charity for LGBT people) with The Brunel University, University of Worcester and the London South Bank University. It involved asking over 2,000 over the space of four years (2010 to 2014)
If you have been effected by anything on here and need to speak to someone you can contact the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 08457 909090
Or in the USA
Suicide Prevention lifeline on 18002738255