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LGBTQ youth at risk for suicide after trauma, Trevor Project says

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Lil Nas X was awarded the inaugural Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year Award in September from the advocacy group The Trevor Project.

Photo: The Trevor Project. One may think of trauma as something related to a physical attack or a car accident. But discrimination can be traumatic too.

LGBTQ+ youth experience higher levels of trauma than their straight and cisgender peers — and that’s associated with a heightened risk of suicide attempts, notes a new study from the Trevor Project.

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