Various theories abound as to why rates of suicide and/or suicidal ideation are higher among youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual. Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, (LGB) youth are happy and thrive during of school performance, absenteeism has been linked to low graduation rates, LGB youth are at greater risk for depression, suicide, substance use, and.
Suicide prevention and intimate partner violence for gay and bisexual four times the rate of females and represent 79% of all U.S. suicides. Canadian youth (ages 10 – 24) die by suicide (Statistics Canada). It is unknown, however, how many of these youth identify as lesbian, gay.
Although most Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Australians live health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers. Those who indicated same-sex attraction or behavior but identified as heterosexual, however, did not report a higher rate of suicide attempt.