The Trevor Project – National Suicide Prevention Week points to a preventable epidemic

Cross posted from the Thalamus Center by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Thalamus Center – Early Childhood Psychological Development Growing Up Gay – M Kurylowicz: The Trevor Project – National Suicide Prevention Week points to a preventable epidemic – By Charles Robbins

A new study released in August by the UCLA School of Public Health found that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are twice as likely as heterosexual men and women to seek help from mental health >professionals. This recently-revealed conclusion perfectly illustrates the already often-noted statistic determined by a Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey published in 2007: LGBTQ youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers – a fact we’re all too familiar with at The Trevor Project.

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