The best way to do so is to support organisations and campaigners fighting for trans rights. Because behind all those statistics, there are actual human beings. She added that "substance use and depression together can also make you more at risk for suicide. A new study from the University of Arizona takes a deeper look at who within the transgender adolescent community is most at risk. The survey includes self-reported responses frompeople between the ages of 11 and 19, beginning in June and ending in May
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Study reveals which transgender teens have highest suicide risk
Support life-saving organisations such as Mermaidsthat offer help to trans youth and their families. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also provide contact information for crisis centers around the world. Share it with us. We need to eradicate the root of the problem. For most people, their sense of being male or female aligns with what's listed on their birth certificate, he said. Toomey, lead author of the study and an associate professor of family studies and human development at the University of Arizona, wrote in an email. Virtually every single study on trans adults and children arrives at a similar, alarmingly high, percentage figure for attempted suicides.
I know the feeling of being so miserable because of the way people treated me and so full of shame about myself that taking my own life seemed like the only option. She added that "substance use and depression together can also make you more at risk for suicide. Trans people are too often bullied, stigmatised, denied access to services and mistreated by society. Support life-saving organisations such as Mermaidsthat offer help to trans youth and their families. One of its major findings was that trans people across all demographics and ranges of experience have very high levels of attempted suicide. Studies have shown that the risk of suicide declines sharply when people call the national suicide hotline: