Year: 2001 Source: Journal of Adolescent Health, v.29, (2001), p.31-36 SIEC No: 20041042

The authors explored the relationship of sexual orientation & gender to 4 sets of factors: a) family history, b) incarceration, c) substance use, & d) depression & suicide, in a population of homeless adolescents. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, & “unsure” (GLBU) status was associated with recent measures of depression & suicidal ideation, but not with lifetime measures. The implications of these & further findings are discussed. (32 refs)