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Risk of Suicide Among Gay Teens

by Savitha C Muppala on April 18, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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 Risk of Suicide Among Gay Teens

Politically conservative areas that do not have school programs which support gay teenagers and their rights has led to an upsurge in suicide attempts by gay teenagers and even straight teens.

The study involving 32,000 high school students considered well-known risk factors like depression and bullying to find that lack of support contributed significantly to elevated risk of teen suicides.

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High rate of suicide was prevalent even among youngsters who were not depressed or bullied but who lived in environments that were unsupportive of gay rights.



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