LGBT+ youth in Northern Ireland most likely to contemplate suicide in the UK

LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) young people in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to contemplate suicide than their non-LGBT+ peers, and are more likely to than LGBT+ teens in England, Wales and Scotland, new independent research by charity Just Like Us has found.


The research found that 82% of LGBT+ young people aged 11 to 18 in Northern Ireland have experienced suicidal thoughts and feelings, compared to 23% of their non-LGBT+ peers.


LGBT+ young people in Northern Ireland are more likely to have experienced suicidal thoughts and feelings than in England (67%), Wales (73%) or Scotland (79%).