LGBTQ Teen Suicide
In its newly released “Youth Risk Behavior Survey,” the CDC found 23% of high school students who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual have attempted suicide.
That’s four-times the rate of their straight peers.
of their sexual identity; or who have sexual contact with persons of the same or both sexes.
To raise awareness and understanding, this report presents the 2017 data by sex, by race/ethnicity, and for sexual minority youth. We also look at the past decade and examine linear YRBS trends for each focus area.