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Key To Preventing Suicide in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and TransgenderYouth Studied


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Key To Preventing Suicide in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Studied

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For teenagers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), the suicide rate increases significantly; two to seven times higher than the national average. Prevention of suicide is a key focus of schools, parents, and researchers, ...

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I'm glad there is something in writing to show any and all concerned... but did we really need a study to figure that out. We've pretty much known all along that the lack of acceptance is the major factor -no matter where it comes from- in suicides among GLBT people. Seems to me...everytime one of us commits suicide no matter what age, the reason should be loud and clear to those who had anything at all to do with the victim.

It's a shame that more studies can't be made on the younger children. Since adults seem to conveniently forget what it was like to be a child, and what things they themselves were aware of as children and at various ages...we definitely need studies to "remind" them, and to show them what's in the minds of little kids.

-Michael

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