Research: Perspectives wanted from Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ people who have lived with suicidality

From GayNZ Team, 5 February 2019

Do you self-identify as queer, takatāpui, non-binary, intersex, questioning, LGBTQIA+, MVPFAFF or another diverse gender/sexuality?

Have you personally experienced suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide?

Are you aged 18-years or older?

Irie Schimanski, a doctorate student at Massey University in Wellington is interested in interviewing adults with diverse gender identities and sexualities who have lived with suicidal thoughts, suicide behaviours and whakamomori.

The purpose of the one-on-one interview is to hear what you think about suicide and your ideas around what supports takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ communities need for suicide prevention.

The interview is expected to last around 90 minutes and you will receive a $30 supermarket voucher as koha for expenses you may encounter.

If you are interested in taking part in the study or have any questions at all, please email Irie Schimanski at

As a precaution for safety, please talk to whānau, friends and supports before deciding to participate.

Unfortunately, if you have attempted suicide or self-harmed in the last 12-months, you will not be able to take part in the research.

National helplines and support services

Suicide Crisis Helpline: Free call 0508 828 865 (0508 tautoko)

Lifeline: Free call 0800 543 354

Depression Helpline: Free call 0800 111 757 or text 4202

1737 (trained counsellors): Free call or text 1737

Youthline: Free call 0800 37 66 33

The Low Down: Text 5626 or visit

OUTLine NZ: Free call 0800 688 5463

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