GÖTEBORG 2017-06-10 Socialförsäkringsminister Annika Strandhäll (S) deltar i årets Regnbågsparad som på lördagen tågade från Göteborgsoperan och upp till Götaplatsen under "West Pride" i Göteborg. Foto: Thomas Johansson / TT / Kod 9200

The decision comes after a report showed that mental illness is widespread among transgender people in Sweden and a large percentage of them have at some point considered taking their own lives.
The authorities will also allocate project grants to non-profit organizations working with mental health and to prevent suicide among transgender people, with a focus on the young.
“Young trans people are a group where suicidal tendencies have increased in an especially clear way — we can’t have that. We need to make targeted efforts,” said Minister for Social Affairs Annika Strandhäll.
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The Public Health Authority has been given 1.6 million kronor for the project.
A report based on a comprehensive survey of transgender people shows that 60 percent of those between the ages of 15 and 19 have considered taking their …
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