Journal article

Factors associated with suicide attempts among Australian transgender adults

Sav Zwickl, Alex Fang Qi Wong, Eden Dowers, Shalem Yiner-Lee Leemaqz, Ingrid Bretherton, Teddy Cook, Jeffrey D Zajac, Paul SF Yip, Ada S Cheung

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Transgender, including gender diverse and non-binary people, henceforth referred to collectively as trans people, are a highly marginalised population with alarming rates of suicidal ideation, attempted suicide and self-harm. We aimed to understand the risk and protective factors of a lifetime history of attempted suicide in a community sample of Australian trans adults to guide better mental health support and suicide prevention strategies. METHODS: Using a non-probability snowball sampling approach, a total of 928 trans adults completed a cross-sectional online survey between September 2017 and January 2018. The survey assessed demographic data, mental health morbidity, a lifet..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Early Career Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Ada Cheung is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Early Career Fellowship (Grant number: 1143333) and received research support for this project from the Endocrine Society of Australia, Austin Medical Research Foundation, RACP Foundation and Viertel Charitable Foundation. Ingrid Bretherton is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award.