Source: American Journal of Public Health
Contributors: Bostwick, W. B., Meyer, I., Aranda, F., Russell, S., Hughes, T., Birkett, M, Mustanski, B.
Topic: Mental Health/Health, Research Studies
Population Focus: LGBTQ Youth, Racially/Ethnically Diverse LGBTQ
The authors used pooled data from 2005 and 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys to examine the relationships among sexual minority status, sex, and mental health and suicidality, in a racially and ethnically diverse sample of youth. Findings included that sexual minorities had higher odds for feeling sad; suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts; and self-harm. Asian and black youth had lower odds of many outcomes, while American Native/Pacific Islander, Latino, and multiracial youth had higher odds.