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Title: From Blues to Rainbows: The mental health and well-being of gender diverse and transgender young people in Australia
Contributor(s): Smith, Elizabeth (author); Jones, Tiffany  (author); Ward, Roz (author); Dixon, Jennifer (author); Mitchell, Anne (author); Hillier, Lynne (author)
Corporate Author: beyondblue
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: This report is the culmination of many months of engagement across Australia with young people aged between 14 and 25 who have shared their thoughts, understandings, experiences, hopes and dreams with us through an online survey and online interviews. Their narratives are insightful, touching, and hopeful. Young voices have told us how they care for themselves as well as shining a light on how health services, schools, government and policy makers can better serve their needs. This research was designed to expand on findings from previous Australian research with young people that found that gender-questioning and transgender young people not only experienced higher rates of self-harm and suicidal thoughts, but were also more likely to be involved in activism than their cisgender and same-sex attracted peers. This later finding is a potentially positive one and points to the need for research to not only explore the mental health needs of these young people but also the ways in which they advocate and care for themselves in the face of discrimination and abuse.
Publication Type: Report
Publisher: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
ISBN: 9781921915628
Field of Research (FOR): 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
HERDC Category Description: R1 Report
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Extent of Pages: 94
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