At risk for suicide

According to a 2015 survey by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), lesbian, gay and bisexual high school students are at higher risk for suicide than their non-lgb peers.

Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Explore the data collected by the CDC in its national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, conducted with more than 15,000 American teenagers.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance--United States, 2015

References:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2016). Sexual Minority Youth Data Infographics. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/youthviolence/infographic/

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