By thE Num­BErS — trans youth in al­berta

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS -

41 per cent of youth age 14 to 18 at­tempted sui­cide at least once in the pre­vi­ous year

Two-thirds of youth age 14 to 18 didn’t seek men­tal health help when they needed it — 91 per cent be­cause they didn’t want their par­ents to find out

One-third of youth age 14 to 18 were threat­ened or in­jured in the pre­vi­ous year

One-third of all sur­veyed lived their felt gen­der iden­tity all the time — a fac­tor con­nected with bet­ter men­tal health

73 per cent of younger re­spon­dents hurt them­selves on pur­pose dur­ing the pre­vi­ous year

One-half of youth with a fam­ily doc­tor hadn’t told the doc­tor they are trans­gen­der

Three-quar­ters of trans adults sur­veyed didn’t ac­cess health care when they needed it dur­ing the last year

85 per cent of trans youth rated their men­tal health as “fair” or “poor”

eight per cent of youth age 14 to 18 “rarely” felt safe at home

67 per cent of youth age 14 to 18 did not usu­ally feel safe in school bath­rooms

59 per cent of youth age 14 to 18 had been bul­lied in school

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