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