Takeaways

  • LGBTQ youth are disproportionately likely to experience issues such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and suicidality.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24.
  • Behavioral health care providers can help support LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness by working to minimize rejecting behaviors and build permanent and supportive connections between youth and adults.

Data

LGBT young adults who reported high levels of family rejection during adolescence were:

8.4

Times more likely to report having attempted suicide.

5.9

Times more likely to report high levels of depression. [7]