Researchers find suicide attempts and bullying highest for sexual minority and female adolescents

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Sexual minority, American Indian, Alaskan Native, non-Hispanic Multiracial, and female adolescents are at highest risk for suicide attempts from bullying victimization, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The magnitude of these disparities was consistent over time from 2015 to 2019 except for increased bullying toward gay and lesbian adolescents when nearly half of gay and lesbian students faced bullying in 2019.

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