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Riverside Girls High School

Riverside Girls High School

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Telephone 02 9816 4264

Emailriversideg-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Identity and gender

For LGBTI and gender diverse young people, sharing this part of themselves with family and friends can be a stressful and uncertain time, and they are at a significantly greater risk of anxiety, depression and suicide.

As well, same-sex attracted and gender-diverse young people often face discrimination, rejection, social isolation or a lack of support – and that these two factors are closely linked. It’s important to recognise that LGBTI young people don’t experience anxiety or depression because they’re LGBTI, but because of discrimination, abuse (both verbal and physical), exclusion and prejudice.

For further information and resources on how to support your daughter through this challenging time, click on the following links or contact the school’s wellbeing team.