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- Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24
- LGB youth are 4 times more likely, and questioning youth are 3 times more likely, to attempt suicide than their straight peers
- Suicide attempts by LGB youth and questioning youth are 4 to 6 times more likely to result in injury, poisoning, or overdose that requires treatment than their straight peers
- Nearly half of young transgender people have seriously thought about taking their lives, and one quarter report having made a suicide attempt
- LGB youth who come from highly rejecting families are 8.4 times as likely to have attempted suicide as LGB peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection
- 1 out of 6 students nationwide (grades 9-12) seriously considered suicide in the past year
- Suicide attempts are nearly two times higher among black and Hispanic youth than white youth
- Each episode of LGBT victimization, such as physical or verbal harassment or abuse, increases on average the likelihood of self-harming behavior by 2.5 times
While the gaps in youth mental care are huge, there is reason for hope and a brighter future for LGBTQ youth.
Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center is leading the charge by providing healing and empowerment to LGBTQ youth through innovative, affirmative psychoanalytic treatment, free of charge.
This life-saving work is made possible by generous donors from the private sector who feel compelled to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth.
*Statistics from the report from the U.S. Surgeon General released in the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.