If a teen is not met with ongoing conversation in the days after coming out, their suicide risk is nearly identical to a teen who’s blatantly rejected by their family. Take initiative to keep open conversation on gender, sexuality, and suicide.
Acceptance can make a major difference in the life of any teen going through a crisis. A new report from the Trevor Project shows that just one accepting adult can reduce the risk of a suicide attempt by 40 percent. This study shows that any supportive adult, even outside the youth’s family, can have a beneficial impact on this demographic.