That's right, y'all. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among American teenagers between the ages of twelve and eighteen, and is the third leading cause of death for those aged ten to fourteen. Follow us. However, if my readers obtain half of the valuable information that I have obtained, I know that I have accomplished my task. Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary.
To advance knowledge and understanding of LGBT suicide and suicide risk:. Suicide attempts among gay and bisexual men: Many population-based studies have linked elevated risk of suicide attempts in LGB populations to higher rates of mental disorders, although there is increasing evidence that other factors—notably, sexual orientation-related stigma, prejudice and discrimination—may also play a role. Deliberately killing oneself Suicide is a permanent solution more often than not to a temporary problem, and sadly over the past ten years the number of teen suicides has risen.
Gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth may comprise 1, of the 5, completed youth suicides each year.