LGBT Mental Health Concerns by Dr Irene Tirtajana - OL20221029HT

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LGBT Mental Health Concerns by Dr Irene Tirtajana - OL20221029HT

LGBT Mental Health Concerns

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Online Online Singapore, 228233 Singapore

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WHAT?

There is strong evidence that members of the LGBT community are at a higher risk for experiencing mental health conditions — especially depression and anxiety disorders. LGBT adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition. Transgender individuals are nearly four times as likely as cisgender individuals (people whose gender identity corresponds with their birth sex) individuals to experience a mental health condition.

LGBT youth also experience greater risk for mental health conditions and suicidality. LGBT youth are more than twice as likely to report experiencing persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness than their heterosexual peers. Transgender youth face further disparities as they are twice as likely to experience depressive symptoms, seriously consider suicide, and attempt suicide.

Source: https://www.nami.org/home

Dr Irene Tirtajana, Head and Consultant under the Department of Psychiatry of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, will be discussing the above and sharing how we can better support our LGBT family members, friends and colleagues

WHEN?

Saturday, 29 October - 3-4.30pm

WHERE?

Online via ZOOM

Speaker:

Dr Irene Tirtajana is the Head and Consultant under the Department of Psychiatry of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. She received both Bachelor and Master of Medicine degrees from the National University of Singapore and underwent specialist training comprising a range of clinical settings in general hospitals as well as the Institute of Mental Health. In her current role, she provides psychiatric consultation to medically ill as well as general psychiatry patients. Dr Tirtajana is a Clinical Lecturer at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Her special interests include clinical ethics, trauma management, and mindfulness-based interventions.

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