Nearly 4 in 10 LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in past year: survey
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Almost four in every 10 young LGBTQ people considered committing suicide in the last year, according to a new national survey by The Trevor Project, a support organization for LGBTQ youth.

Thirty-nine percent of the over 34,000 LGBTQ individuals aged 13 to 24 polled said they seriously considered committing suicide in the 12 months before completing the survey.


Roughly 18 percent of LGBTQ respondents attempted suicide in the previous twelve months, with an even higher 29 percent of transgender and non-binary respondents attempting to do so.

The survey, released amid global celebrations for Pride Month, reveals new information about mental health trends among LGBTQ teens and young adults. 

A majority, 76 percent, of those surveyed said the recent political climate has impacted their mental health and sense of self, while another 70 percent reported having experienced discrimination due to their sexual orientation. 

"The data provides a sobering look at how far we still have to go to protect LGBTQ young lives," Trevor Project CEO Amit Paley said in the report.

"But the survey also reveals the resilience and diversity of LGBTQ youth and provides guidance on what can be done to enable them to survive and thrive.

The survey's release comes during Pride Month, a yearly period to commemorate the Stonewall riots in 1969, a key moment in the history of the LGBTQ rights movement.