LGBT  Suicide Statistics 

 

 

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24.
LGB youth are 4 times more likely, and questioning youth are 3 times more likely, to attempt suicide as their straight peers.
Suicide attempts by LGB youth and questioning youth are 4 to 6 times more likely to result in injury, poisoning, or overdose that requires treatment from a doctor or nurse, compared to their straight peers.

Nearly half of young transgender people have seriously thought about taking their lives, and one quarter report having made a suicide attempt.

LGB youth who come from highly rejecting families are 8.4 times as likely to have attempted suicide as LGB peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection.

1 out of 6 students nationwide (grades 9-12) seriously considered suicide in the past year.

Suicide attempts are nearly two times higher among Black and Hispanic youth than White youth.

Each episode of LGBT victimization, such as physical or verbal harassment or abuse, increases the likelihood of self-harming behavior by 2.5 times on average.

 

 

 

Information found at: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/facts-about-suicide