LGBTTI Wellness and Suicide27 February 2013Moira ClunieSuicide Prevention Information Development Manager
www.spinz.org.nz
“GLBTI individualsexperience higher levelsof mental healthdistress than theirheterosexualcounterparts”
“Same/both-sex-attractedstudents reported higherrates of depression, suicideand self-harm compared totheir opposite-sex-at...
Gender: Male rate 2.5 x higherthan femaleEthnicity: significantly higher forMāori.Age: similar between adults andyouth. NZ...
Protective factors may                      include:•   connectedness to family, partner or community•   resilience, copin...
“Discrimination andexclusion are the keycausal factors of LGBTImental ill-health andsuicidality”
“The health and wellbeingof same/both sex attractedstudents was negativelyaffected by their socialenvironment.”
“Be very clear thatbeing lesbian, gay,bisexual, trans, intersexand/or questioningis not in itself a problem”
Rates of attempted suicide in young people when supported orrejected by family (Hillier et al. 2011)
Mental health promotionto strengthen:-Individual-Organisations-Communities-Whole societies
Photo: Kiran Foster.Used under Creative Commons Attributionlicense
“inform ways to improvethe access to, andexperience of, mentalhealth and addictionservices to the RainbowCommunity in the ...
“strengthen individuals’self-esteem, self-efficacy,life and coping skills,relationship and socialconnections”
LGBTTI Wellness and Suicide - Moira Clunie
LGBTTI Wellness and Suicide - Moira Clunie
LGBTTI Wellness and Suicide - Moira Clunie
LGBTTI Wellness and Suicide - Moira Clunie
LGBTTI Wellness and Suicide - Moira Clunie
LGBTTI Wellness and Suicide - Moira Clunie
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Presentation by Moira Clunie at the symposium LGBTTI Wellness & Suicide: What do we need to change? Hosted in Auckland on 27 February 2013 by Auckland DHB, Affinity Services, OUTLine NZ, Rainbow Youth and the Mental Health Foundation.

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    1. 1. LGBTTI Wellness and Suicide27 February 2013Moira ClunieSuicide Prevention Information Development Manager
    2. 2. www.spinz.org.nz
    3. 3. “GLBTI individualsexperience higher levelsof mental healthdistress than theirheterosexualcounterparts”
    4. 4. “Same/both-sex-attractedstudents reported higherrates of depression, suicideand self-harm compared totheir opposite-sex-attractedpeers.”
    5. 5. Gender: Male rate 2.5 x higherthan femaleEthnicity: significantly higher forMāori.Age: similar between adults andyouth. NZ’s youth rates are highwithin OECD.Location: higher rates for ruralmales and people who live insocioeconomically deprivedareas.
    6. 6. Protective factors may include:• connectedness to family, partner or community• resilience, coping & problem-solving skills• responsibility for children• family communication patterns• good physical and mental health• positive beliefs and values• economic security in older age• connection to culture
    7. 7. “Discrimination andexclusion are the keycausal factors of LGBTImental ill-health andsuicidality”
    8. 8. “The health and wellbeingof same/both sex attractedstudents was negativelyaffected by their socialenvironment.”
    9. 9. “Be very clear thatbeing lesbian, gay,bisexual, trans, intersexand/or questioningis not in itself a problem”
    10. 10. Rates of attempted suicide in young people when supported orrejected by family (Hillier et al. 2011)
    11. 11. Mental health promotionto strengthen:-Individual-Organisations-Communities-Whole societies
    12. 12. Photo: Kiran Foster.Used under Creative Commons Attributionlicense
    13. 13. “inform ways to improvethe access to, andexperience of, mentalhealth and addictionservices to the RainbowCommunity in the ADHBcatchment area.”
    14. 14. “strengthen individuals’self-esteem, self-efficacy,life and coping skills,relationship and socialconnections”
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