As Ayers said, this is a public health crisis, and one for which anyone could make a difference. Although this study didn't look at transgender and gender non-conforming teens, earlier research has found that they experience similar acts of violence and are also at increased risk of suicide. The following are research-based steps parents can take to support the health and well-being of their LGB teen:. The health and health care of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents. Family rejection as a predictor of negative health outcomes in white and Latino lesbian, gay, and bisexual young adults. Notify me when new comments are posted.
The public health of queer youth must be documented, recognized, and protected.
Facts About Suicide
I am a student I am a teacher. There are many online resources that can provide adults with information including statistics, ways to talk to LGBT youth, and other ways to help depressed and suicidal LGBT youth. Hearing from ghosts of. About Create Edit Share. And then just maybe a more tailored landscape of health and community care for these kids will begin to take shape. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.