Nearly 2 million LGBTQ youths contemplate suicide each year

Nearly 2 million LGBTQ youths contemplate suicide each year

6/28/2019 3:13:00 AM

Nearly 2 million LGBTQ youths contemplate suicide each year

These “huge astonishing numbers” show this is a “serious health problem,” said Amy E. Green of The Trevor Project.

ByGwen AvilesNearly 2 million LGBTQ youths ages 13 to 24 in the United States consider suicide each year, according toresearchreleased Thursday by the Trevor Project.Using data from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its own

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National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, Trevor Project researchers determined that LGBTQ teens were particularly at risk. Those 13 to 18 were approximately twice as likely to contemplate suicide as those 19 to 24.Amy E. Green, the nonprofit’s director of research, told NBC News that although these numbers are harrowing, they are “conservative estimates.”

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