LGBT Health – Mental Health

by James Besanvalle Study reveals LGBTI people 2.47 times more likely to self-harm   ‘In 2014 I had a breakdown.’ ‘I tried to kill myself.’ Polly, 27, from London is one of many mental health stories that Bryony Gordon, founder and organiser of Mental Health Mates, hears. ‘1 in 4 of us will experience mental illness every year. That’s a lot of people,’ Gordon says. And the statistics are especially worrying among LGBTI people. A recent study on the link between sexuality and mental health found LGBTI individuals had a 2.47 times higher lifetime risk than heterosexuals for suicide attempts,

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