Year: 1991 Source: Journal of Adolescent Health, v.12, no.7, (November 1991), p.515-518 SIEC No: 19920442

Data on homeless & runaway youth were collected through a consortium of agencies in Los Angeles. Results of the study showed an overall suicide attempt rate of 32% for all street youths that includes 11% gay-identified youths. This rate suggests that, as with the general youth population, gay street youth are at increased risk for attempting suicide compared to their nongay counterparts. The author calls for further investigation into this area. (8 refs.)