Year: 1997 Source: Journal of Adolescent Research, v.12, no.4, (October 1997), p.477-497 SIEC No: 19981018

Predictors of past suicide attempts in 194 lesbian, gay, & bisexual youth were identified. In comparison to youths who had not attempted suicide, attempters reported that they had disclosed more completely their sexual orientation to others, had lost more friends because of this disclosure & had experienced more victimization due to their sexual orientation. The loss of friends due to a youth’s sexual orientation & current suicide ideation were among the strongest predictors of suicide attempts.