November 17, 2020
American Indian/Alaskan Native LGBTQ+ Youth Face High Suicide Risk
November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Trevor Project has released a special research brief detailing mental health and suicide risk among American Indian/Alaskan Native youth.
American Indian and Alaskan Native LGBTQ+ youth are 2.5 more likely to report a suicide attempt within the past year compared to their LGBTQ+ peers. Additionally, when these youth reported LGBTQ-based victimization, they’re at more than 3 times the risk for attempting suicide, and when they report LGBTQ-based