Whether looking at adults who identify as transgender or teens who say the same, one thing stands out: they are much more likely to attempt to kill themselves. Whether its self-esteem issues related to their gender dysphoria or bullying which some transgender people suffer from, as many as 43% of them have reported they had attempted suicide at least once in their life.
In regards to the bullying or violence, nearly 30% of teens reported in one survey they felt unsafe when traveling to or from school, with almost the same number saying they had been sexually assaulted. When it comes to other LGBT people, transgender individuals are nearly two times more likely to either think about or commit suicide. For comparison, only 5% of straight male teens reported attempting suicide, with 10% of straight female teens reporting that.
In America, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.
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