Trevor Project’s National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health Released

This ground-breaking survey provides new insights into the challenges that LGBTQ youth across the country face every day, including suicide, feeling sad or hopeless, discrimination, physical threats and exposure to conversion therapy. The data provides a sobering look at how far we still have to go to protect LGBTQ young lives. 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. Among some of the key findings of the report from LGBTQ youth in the survey:

  • Two-thirds of LGBTQ youth reported that someone attempted to convince them to change their sexual orientation or gender identity
  • 42 percent of LGBTQ youth who underwent conversion therapy reported a suicide attempt in the last year
  • LGBTQ youth who experienced discrimination related to their sexual orientation or gender identity were twice as likely to attempt suicide
  • 98% said a safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth would be valuable to them

Read the report and view the infographic @ https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

About the Study-News Release

2019 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health Infographic