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LGBTHero comment on suicide concerns during lockdown

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LGBT HERO, the health equality and rights organisation for LGBTQ+ people, has released a statement following our earlier report that 11,000 people have contacted their suicide prevention pages, an increase of 44% on the first three months of 2020.Ian Howley, the Chief Executive of LGBT HERO, told Gscene more about the current situation:‘Before lockdown we knew that LGBTQ+ people were far more likely to experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety and social issues such as isolation and loneliness.

What lockdown has done is amplify this ten-fold due to many LGBTQ+ people losing their social bubbles.‘Many within our community rely on LGBTQ+ venues as a way to connect with one another.

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