Suicide remains a major concern, especially within the LGBTQ community. A 2019 study found young LGBTQ people are five times more likely to attempt suicide than straight people.
The Trevor Project has found that suicide remains the second leading cause of death among 10 to 24 year olds, with LGB youth contemplating suicide at nearly three times the rate of straight youth.
Among transgender people, a 2016 study in the Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine showed that the rate of attempted suicide is anywhere froBT+m 32% to 50% across all countries, largely due to stress factors around a lack of acceptance, harassment, and bullying.
If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, know that the Trevor Project is here 24/7, and can be reached by phone at 1-866-488-7386 or text and chat at www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now.
via LGBTQ Nation