Skip to comments.Transgender study looks at 'exceptionally high' suicide-attempt rate
Posted on 03/08/2014 2:44:08 PM PST by Salman
A whopping 41% of people who are transgender or gender-nonconforming have attempted suicide sometime in their lives, nearly nine times the national average, according to a sweeping survey released three years ago.
In a new study released Tuesday, researchers dug deeper into that number, analyzing the results of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey to examine what puts transgender people at such "exceptionally high" risk.
Researchers from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law found that the risk of attempting suicide was especially severe for transgender or gender nonconforming people who had suffered discrimination or violence, such as being physically or sexually assaulted at work or school.
Among transgender people who became homeless because of bias against their gender identity, 69% said they had tried to kill themselves. Out of those who had been turned away by a doctor because they were transgender or gender-nonconforming, 60% had attempted suicide sometime in their lives, the survey found.
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Stop pandering to mental illness and treat it.
...and of course it’s the fault of normal people.
Did the guy inside kill the girl outside or visa versa?
When someone is supposed to be in a psychiatric ward with electrodes on maximum voltage, but you take them out and say they’re okay and take a knife to their genitals, why is it surprising these people kill themselves?
They try to spin it as other people make them want to kill themselves, but the truth is that anyone who hates their genitals enough to remove or alter them hates themselves more than anyone else possibly could.
Good question. What is it that puts mentally ill people at high risk for suicide and other manifestations of mental illness?
There’s the one and only answer. I look forward to a time when we remember that people who help enable/continue mental illness are pretty freaking evil.
High suicide-attempt rate? How hard is it to commit suicide? If I were a transgendered whatever, suicide would seem an acceptable alternative. Is this a cry for help from the drama queens? There is a how to book for pretty much everything, looks like there may be a niche that needs filling.
Statistical swings can be expected when comparing such a small population group to such a large one.
I think we should be helping these folks become more successful in fulfilling their desires to become better at suicide.
It’s all Bush’s and Republican’s fault .
Our government promotes this instead of offering help for these confused people. Shameful.
They need to do a study of how many of them were introduced to homosexual study when young. And then prosecute the perpetrators.
They are just being true to themselves.
Respondents to a survey say that 41% of them attempted suicide. Wonder then how many were successful and were in no position to answer the survey. Really don’t hear of late middle age or elderly transgenders. Do they die out?
I wonder what the success rate is... are they both crazy and inept?
My best friend had a neighbor who was renting the lower floor of a two story house. He/she was a transgender working towards a compete reconfiguration to a female. âSheâ was not very stable psychologically and tried to commit suicide at least three times while she was living there. The last time was nearly fatal and âsheâ was taken to the state mental health facility for observation and assessment. I’ve no idea what happened to her, but she never returned. from my readings, it appears that deep seated psychological problems are common with the transgender crowd.
This common-sense solution is just MEAN. We have to pander so we can feel good about ourselves.
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