Transgender Suicide Statistics in the Army At Dangerously High Levels

By | December 30, 2014
A new study of transgender military veterans concluded their suicide is very similar to the rate for veterans suffering from schizophrenia or serious depression.

The research of the general population of transgendered individuals (TIs) so far indicates a troubled and disturbed community. Suicidal ideation, that is, a mental obsession with suicide, reaches up to 60 percent in the general transgender population, and the risk of attempted suicide is fixed at 30 percent. The 30 percent figure has remained stable over multiple studies in Europe, although much more evidence is available regarding violence, rates of HIV infection, smoking, and prison time.

Read more at http://barbwire.com/2014/12/29/study-transgendered-veterans-committing-suicide-at-dangerously-high-levels/

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