Young LGBTQA+ people in ACT far more likely to experience mental ill-health

Sarah Lansdown
Jasper Lindell
By Sarah Lansdown, and Jasper Lindell
Updated March 31 2021 - 7:56pm, first published 1:01pm
Connor Winfield came out as transmasculine last year. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

More than half of LGBTQA+ young people in Canberra seriously considered ending their own life in the last year while nearly 30 per cent have attempted suicide in their lifetime, a new survey shows.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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