We created a composite index of the social environment in 34 counties, including 1 the proportion of same-sex couples, 2 the proportion of registered Democrats, 3 the presence of gay-straight alliances in schools, and 4 school policies nondiscrimination and antibullying that specifically protected lesbian, gay, and bisexual students. US Government Printing Office; Social influences on substance-use behaviors of gay, lesbian, and bisexual college students: Academic fields and discourse. Given the nonnormal distribution, suicide attempts were examined as a dichotomous outcome. Assessment of suicide risk Crisis hotline List of suicide crisis lines Suicidal ideation Suicide intervention Suicidology Suicide prevention Suicide watch.
The school climate must foster respect.
The Social Environment and Suicide Attempts in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth
Archived from the original PDF on August 7, Relationship between social climate and suicide attempts. Help end bullying at your school with the following actions: Oxford University Press; Views Read Edit View history. Hatzenbuehler found that even after such social as well as individual factors were controlled for, however, that "LGB status remained a significant predictor of suicide attempts.
This issue has been a hot topic for media outlets over the past few years, and even more so in the months of September and October The National School Climate survey recommends: Work with student councils to have programs on respect, school safety and anti-bullying. In a study of American lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents, Mark Hatzenbuehler examined the effect of the county-level social environment. The diathesis-stress model suggests that biological vulnerabilities predispose individuals to different conditions such as cancerheart diseaseand mental health conditions like major depressiona risk factor for suicide. Thus, setting the tone for administration, teachers, professionals who enter the building, parents and most importantly the students. LGB respondents were significantly more likely to have attempted suicide in the past 12 months than heterosexuals Table 2.