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2022 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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Mental Health Equity

Association Between Discrimination Stress and Suicidality in Preadolescent Children

Youth suicide rates in the United States have been increasing in recent years, especially in Black Americans, the reasons for…
Mental Health EquityTrends

Black Youth Suicide: Investigation of Current Trends and Precipitating Circumstances

Suicide among Black youth is a significant public health concern, yet research investigating the epidemiology of suicide in this population…
Primary Care

Exploring Adolescent Experiences with Disclosing Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Across Settings

Disclosure of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITBs) is critical to current treatment and prevention programs. Limited research has examined patterns…

Childhood Suicide Trends in the United States, 2010-2019

Suicides are among the 10 leading causes of death in U.S. children 12 years of age and younger. The purpose…
Mental Health Equity

Cumulative minority stress and suicide risk among LGBTQ youth

Exposure to minority stress is the primary mechanism through which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience…

Five-Year Trends in US Children’s Health and Well-being, 2016-2020

Between 2016 and 2020, there were significant increases in children’s diagnosed anxiety and depression, decreases in physical activity, and decreases…

Parent views on addressing mental health concerns in adolescents

Even before the added stress and disruption of the pandemic, many adolescents have experienced mental health issues. The C.S. Mott…
Primary Care

Implementing Suicide Risk Screening in a Pediatric Primary Care Setting

Objective: To describe the methodological development and feasibility of real-world implementation of suicide risk screening into a pediatric primary care…
COVID-19School Research

Preparing for the Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Youth

The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to have long-term and global effects that the vaccine may not ease. Children and adolescents…