Five Recent Suicides Of Gay Youth

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Last month was one of the darkest in recent memory for the gay community. In one week came reports of five -- five -- suicides of young men and boys who felt they had no other way to end the bullying, harassment or invasion of privacy they endured because they were gay or perceived to be...

Researchers have found that attempted suicide rates and suicidal ideation among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth is comparatively higher than among the general population. LGBT teens and young adults have one of the highest rates of suicide attempts.

As many as five suicides of young gay men have occurred over the past few weeks due to anti-gay bullying, harassment and outing them as gay. This is a...

The suicides of LGBT youth must be understood in the context of the hostile environment in which they live. • A random sample of young men in Calgary found that gay men who were not sexually active had the highest risk for depression and suicidal thoughts, and 15.5% of them had made a...

ORS 418.704 requires preparation of an Oregon Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan in 2015, with updates a minimum of every five years. The enabling legislation enacted in 2014 (HB 4124) also requires that an annual report be submitted to the Legislature.
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