Protective school climates and reduced risk for suicide ideation in sexual minority youth External. Kosciw and Diaz, researchers for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, found in a nationwide survey that "students in schools with a GSA were less likely to feel unsafe, less likely to miss school, and more likely to feel that they belonged at their school than students in schools with no such clubs. Educators must continue to try new trends, constantly assessing the environment of their school. Academic fields and discourse Queer studies Lesbian feminism Queer theory Transfeminism Lavender linguistics. Author and editor Gary Remafedi reminds us that when educators and human service professionals ignore the reality of the high incidence of gay and lesbian suicide among adolescents, it is "tantamount to sanctioning death by denial" p.
To help promote health and safety among LGB youth, schools can implement the following policies and practices with accompanying citations.
Facts About Suicide
A Prospective Study by Mark L. The passage of laws that discriminate against LGBT people have been shown to have significant negative impacts on the physical and mental health and well-being of LGBT youth; for example, depression and drug use among LGBT people have been shown to increase significantly after the passage of discriminatory laws. In the presence of poor emotion regulation skills this can lead to poor mental health. The Clementi family created the anti-bullying foundation after Tyler, who had been bullied for being gay, died in having jumped off a bridge. Assessment of risk Crisis hotline list Intervention Prevention Suicide watch. Am J Pub Health. Jason Cianciotto, executive director of the Tyler Clementi Foundationagreed.
A systematic review of parental influences on the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: External Prev Sci ; 16 5: Facebook Twitter Email Syndicate. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. School Social Work Journal. One proposed option is to provide LGBT-sensitivity and anti-bullying training to current middle and high school counselors and teachers.