Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24.
LGB youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth.
LGB youth are almost five times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youth.
Of all the suicide attempts made by youth, LGB youth suicide attempts were almost five times as likely to require medical treatment than those of heterosexual youth.
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.
In a national study, 40% of transgender adults reported having made a suicide attempt. 92% of these individuals reported having attempted suicide before the age of 25.
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.
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.
Source: The Trevor Project
A 2015 survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality estimated the transgender suicide rate to be almost nine times higher than that of the overall population.
"Our texters identifying as trans are 50% more likely to mention suicide in their conversations with us. Those identifying as transgender often face a unique set of challenges, such as lack of family support, social rejection, and difficulty of access to trans-specific healthcare, that increase their risk of suicide."
If you need to talk with another trans identifying individual - Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
The Trevor Project Hotline: 1-866-488-7386