However, the findings suggest that parents and healthcare providers need to pay close attention to the unique factors that may contribute to suicides among LGBT youth, Ayers said by email. Another 2 percent identified as gay or lesbian, while 6 percent said they were bisexual and 3. The increased suicide risk for sexual minority teens held true when researchers looked at females and males separately. These resources extend outside of school and in the community. According to researcher Rob Coverrole models and resources benefit LGBT youth only if they avoid replicating stereotypes and provide diverse visual and narrative representations to allow broad identification. It is impossible to know the exact suicide rate of LGBT youth because sexuality and gender minorities are often hidden and even unknown, particularly in this age group. Retrieved August 21,
The researchers looked at national data on 10, suicides, limiting their analysis to the 2, individuals whose sexual orientation or transgender status was noted in their records.
Hatzenbuehler found that even after such social as well as individual factors were controlled for, however, that "LGB status remained a significant predictor of suicide attempts. Russell, et al. The school climate must foster respect.