Year: 2002 Source: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v.7, no.3, (2002), p.433-456 SIEC No: 20040772

The mental health problems of lesbian, gay, & bisexual youths were studied from a sample of 542 youths from community settings. Information about the development of sexual orientation, problems related to sexual orientation, parents’ reactions, & victimization based on sexual orientation was related to mental health symptoms & suicidality. Over one third of the sample reported a past suicide attempt. Further mental health issues are also discussed. (57 refs)