Gender affirmation and mental health
Around half the trans and gender diverse population will experience anxiety, depression or both at some point in their adult lives, and this is up to three quarters for young people. Unfortunately, many trans and/or gender diverse young people report self-harm or suicide attempts.
Mental Health Australia would like to thank and commend our member organisation LGBTIQ+ Health Australia for their ongoing advocacy supporting healthy lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex, queer and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities throughout Australia. This issue paper is just a snapshot of their great work in providing guidance to support gender affirming care for mental health. www.lgbtiqhealth.org.au