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Tasmania Introduces New Mental Health Initiatives For LGBT Community

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Jeremy Rockliff, the Premier and Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, last week announced the 2022-2023 implementation plan for the Tasmania’s mental health strategy.Trigger Warning: This story discusses mental health and suicide, which might be distressing to some readers.

For 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For Australia-wide LGBTQI peer support call QLife on 1800 184 527 or webchat.The “Rethink 2022-23 Implementation Program” identified LGBTQI Tasmanians as one of three priority groups they are aiming this strategy towards.

Mental health has always been a severe risk for the LGBTQI+ community, especially the younger generations, resulting primarily from discrimination and stigma.More funding in developing a mental health model is just one of the ways this new plan aims to help LGBTQI+ peopleThis mental health strategy is planning to implement four concepts that will help the community.

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