Facts About Suicide
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24. 
LGBT youth are 4 times more likely, and questioning youth are 3 times more likely, to attempt suicide as their straight peers. 
Suicide attempts by LGBT youth and questioning youth are 4 to 6 times more likely to result in injury, poisoning, or overdose that requires treatment from a doctor or nurse, compared to their straight peers. 
1 out of 6 students nationwide (grades 9-12) seriously considered suicide in the past year. 
Nearly half of young transgender people have seriously thought about taking their lives, and one quarter report having made a suicide attempt. 
LGBT youth who come from highly rejecting families are 8.4 times as likely to have attempted suicide as LGBT peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection. 
Suicide attempts are nearly two times higher among Black and Hispanic youth than White youth.