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2023 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

These data provide critical insights into some of the unique suicide risk factors faced by LGBTQ youth, top barriers to mental health care, and the negative impacts of COVID-19 and relentless anti-transgender legislation. This research also highlights several ways in which we can all support the LGBTQ young people in our lives—and help prevent suicide.
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Primary CareSuicide Prevention

Firearms Access among Pediatric Patients at Risk for Suicide

Approximately 2,900 youth who die by suicide each year in the United States use a firearm. To inform lethal means…
Mental Health Equity ResearchSuicide Prevention

Effects of “It Gets Better” Suicide Prevention Videos on Youth Identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Other Sexual or Gender

The “It Gets Better” project (IGBP) features video narratives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer persons or persons with other…
Emergency DepartmentSuicide Prevention

Suicide Screening Tools for Pediatric Emergency Department Patients: A Systematic Review

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicidality and suicidal behavior among youth continues to increase significantly each…

Prevalence of suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviours in children aged 12 years and younger: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Suicide in children is a pressing public health concern. The increasing number of deaths by suicide and emergency visits for…
School ResearchSuicide Prevention

Teachers as Youth Suicide Prevention Gatekeepers: An Examination of Suicide Prevention Training and Exposure to Students at Risk of Suicide

Suicide among school-aged children and youth is an increasing public health concern. The proliferated rate of suicide among young people…
Mental Health Equity ResearchTrends

The Mediating Role of Family Acceptance and Conflict on Suicidality among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Prior research suggests sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth are profoundly impacted by levels of parental support. This study assessed…
Mental Health Equity ResearchSchool Research

Food Insecurity and Suicidal Behaviors Among US High School Students

In 2018, approximately 11.1% of all US households and 13.9% of US households with children under age 18 reported food…
Community MembersSuicide Prevention

Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid USA Using the Mental Health Beliefs and Literacy Scale

Mental illness is a substantial public health problem, with as many as 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 5…