A research that was conducted through polls, revealed that almost half of Scotland’s LGBT population had gone through depression last year. This also includes the trans gender people too.
Looking into the reports of the polls in details, it reveals that at least a quarter or 24% of people had witnessed bad or negative remarks along with social discrimination. Another 16% have hurt them deliberately, to overcome depression. The healthcare staffs are also part of those who have said bad remarks regarding the LGBT people.
The polls also contain the results that show nearly 52% of the people who made an attempt to take their lives last year and another 37% did not even visit the healthcare clinics for the fear of being discriminated in the public. Many others from the LGBT quota, which figures to 60%, reported of feeling anxiety and depression too.
This type of report highlights the condition of people in this era too. Despite several attempts by many authorities to minimize gender discrimination, the results are not yet visible. It is essential that the LGBT people also get to avail the health care facilities they need. Many LGBT people particularly the trans one’s are still under threat of being discriminated.
The Mental Health Minister Clare Haughey said, the ministry is in a constant attempt to find out appropriate solutions to this problem. He said their workers in partnership with Stonewall Scotland and NHS Scotland are getting support and trainings to know about all the skills and techniques that are need to treat the LGBT people, as taking care of their health is as important as taking care of any other straight citizen. He has also said that he would be meeting with the LGBT organization very soon to discuss about better ways of serving the LGBT population.