LGBT Community and Suicide

by Jon Farrow

29 percent of lgbt youth suicide

Suicide among the LGBT community, especially among the youth, is a topic I believe deserves more attention than it has received. According to the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, there isn’t official national data in America for the rates of suicide among the LGBT community. One reason being there isn’t an accurate percentage of the population who identifies as LGBT. The other reason being that particular information isn’t included with the release of a death certificate.

Researchers from various institutions, such as the American Journal of Public Health, have found despite the lack of national average … Read more...