Reduce suicidal thoughts in lesbian, gay, or bisexual high school students — LGBT‑06

Status: Little or no detectable change

Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
58.2 percent (2019)

52.1 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

58.5 percent of sexual minority students in grades 9 through 12 reported that they experienced suicidal ideation in the past 12 months in 2017

Reduce suicidal ideation among sexual minority (lesbian, gay, or bisexual) high school students, including those who seriously considered suicide, made a plan, or made an attempt in the past year

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


High school students who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are much more likely to think about suicide than those who identify as heterosexual. Community- and family-based interventions that reduce risky behaviors like alcohol and drug use in lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students may help reduce thoughts of suicide.