LGBT Suicide Prevention

By Sara Lee Kessler

 At a UMDNJ-sponsored suicide prevention conference, in Somerset recently, the focus was on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth.  According to Dr. Caitlin Ryan, a San Francisco social worker and national expert on suicide risk among LGBT youth, “there are a lot of kids who are struggling with suicidal thoughts and planning.”  Dr. Ryan says supportive, accepting families make all the difference.

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