Prevalence of LGBTQ Youth Considering Suicide

The Trevor Project recently published the results of a survey that examined the prevalence of LGBTQ youth that consider suicide. NPR published the results of the survey and I wanted to share them with you. What they found: 

45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year.

Nearly 1 in 5 transgender and nonbinary youth attempted suicide and LGBTQ youth of color reported higher rates than their white peers.

LGBTQ youth who felt high social support from their family reported attempting suicide at less than half the rate of those who felt low or moderate social support.

Fewer than 1 in 3transgender and nonbinary youth found their home to be gender-affirming.

LGBTQ youth who found their school to be LGBTQ-affirming reported lower rates of attempting suicide.

60% of LGBTQ youth who wanted mental health care in the past year were not able to get it.

LGBTQ youth who live in a community that is accepting of LGBTQ people reported significantly lower rates of attempting suicide than those who do not.

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Please see the links below to the NPR article and the survey with the results.


The Trevor Project Survey

NPR Article:

Nearly half of LGBTQ youth seriously considered suicide, survey finds by Rina Torchinsky- NPR