More Than 33% Of Lesbian, Gay And Cross-sexual Students Attempts Suicide

More Than 33% Of Lesbian, Gay And Cross-Sexual Students Attempts Suicide

More Than 33% Of Lesbian, Gay And Cross-Sexual Students

Attempts Suicide

More Than 33% Of Lesbian, Gay And Cross-Sexual Students Attempts Suicide: Another examination has discovered that in excess of 33% of lesbian, gay and promiscuous college understudies have endeavored suicide, while 66% have self-hurt. Specialists found that understudies who are lesbian, gay or androgynous are at an a lot higher danger of self-damage and suicide endeavors than hetero understudies.

The findings, which were published in the journal Archives of Suicide Research, also suggest that low self-esteem comes as a result of discrimination – which may explain the increased self-harm rates.

The study was conducted by researchers at The University of Manchester, Leeds Beckett University, Lancaster University and Edith Cowan University in Western Australia, Dr Elizabeth McDermott, of Lancaster University said: ‘Young people’s mental health is a national concern and this study confirms that lesbian, gay or bisexual young people have elevated rates of suicidality and self-harm compared with heterosexual youth.More Than 33% Of Lesbian, Gay And Cross-Sexual Students Attempts Suicide

‘We know much less about how LGB young people seek help for their mental health problems, or what type of support would be effective.’

Of the LGB students who completed an online questionnaire, 65% had carried out non-suicidal self-harm over their lifetime compared to 41% of heterosexual students. Elizabeth said self-harm typically includes cutting, hair pulling, scratching, burning or non-lethal overdoses. And 35% of LGB students had attempted suicide in their lifetime compared to 14% of non-LGB students, according to the findings.

The study was completed by 707 students with an average age of 23 from two English Universities of which 119 self-identified as LGB. But Elizabeth said the study does not tell whether being at university increased the risk of self-harm in LGB people.

It is not possible to compare the student sample with prevalence rates for non-suicidal self-injury and suicide attempts across the population as a whole. Study co-author Dr Peter Taylor, of Manchester University, said: ‘Surprisingly, there is little data on the psychological mechanisms that might explain the association between being lesbian, gay or bisexual, and self-harm in UK students. ‘This data highlights how low self-esteem may leave some LGB students more at risk.

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