Background: Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among adolescents and nonsuicidal self-harm
occurs in 13%–45% of individuals within this age group, making these phenomena major
public health concerns. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth particularly are at risk
for engaging in these behaviors. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about the specif?c risk factors
associated with suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviors in the population.
Authors: Richard Liu, Brian Mustanski