Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health is just as important as physical health. LGBTIQ Queenslanders have poorer mental health outcomes and higher rates of suicidality and self-harm than the rest of the population.

LGBTIQ people are:

Twice as likely to experience anxiety disorders

Three times as likely to experience affective disorders such as depression and social phobias

Five times more likely to experience major depressive episodes.

However, there are some resources and mental health services that can help provide support such as:

 

Services      

Diverse Voices

Diverse Voices is a Queensland based non-profit organisation with a focus on the wellbeing of the diverse voices that make up our community. Their focus is on the operation of a peer to peer telephone and internet counselling service.

Ph: 1800 184 527

7 days, 3pm till midnight

http://diversevoices.org.au/               

Rainbow Counselling Service, Relationships Australia

http://www.raq.org.au/services/rainbow-counselling-service

 

Resources

MindOUT!: http://lgbtihealth.org.au/mindout/

Beyond Blue for LGBTIQ people: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/who-does-it-affect/lesbian-gay-bi-trans-and-intersex-lgbti-people

Families Like Mine – guide to support families of LGBTIGD young people: http://familieslikemine.beyondblue.org.au/#folio=1

Beyond Blue LGBT Mental Health: https://www.quac.org.au/sites/default/files/LGBT_Beyond_Blue_Factsheet.pdf

Beyond Blue LGBT Youth Mental Health : https://www.quac.org.au/sites/default/files/LGBT_Youth_Beyond_Blue_Factsheet.pdf