Latest Research

We are committed to producing innovative research that brings knowledge and clinical implications to the field of suicide research. To accomplish this we monitor, analyze, and evaluate data collected from LGBTQ young people.

Mental Health Among LGBTQ Youth with a Parent in the Military
AUG. 31, 2022 — LGBTQ youth who reported having a parent currently in the military had significantly higher rates of mental health challenges and suicide risk.
The Mental Health and Well-Being of Multiracial LGBTQ Youth
AUG. 11, 2022 — This report is the first of its kind to exclusively explore the mental health and well-being of multiracial LGBTQ youth, highlighting the unique mental health experiences among youth of different racial backgrounds. It uses data from a national sample of nearly 4,739 multiracial LGBTQ youth ages 13–24 who participated in The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health.
Trauma and Suicide Risk Among LGBTQ Youth
JUL. 28, 2022 — LGBTQ youth who reported high levels of trauma symptoms had more than three times greater odds of attempting suicide in the past year compared to those with no trauma symptoms and low or moderate trauma symptoms.
Resilience and Mental Health Among LGBTQ Youth
JUN. 28, 2022 — Higher resilience was consistently associated with better mental health outcomes including decreased risk for anxiety, depression, and suicide attempts in the past year among LGBTQ youth.
Behaviors of Supportive Parents and Caregivers for LGBTQ Youth
MAY. 31, 2022 — Supportive actions taken by parents and caregivers were associated with lower suicide risk among LGBTQ youth.
Mental Health Among Autistic LGBTQ Youth
APR. 29, 2022 — LGBTQ youth who diagnosed with autism had over 50% greater odds of attempting suicide in the past year compared to those who had never been diagnosed with autism.

National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

Amplifying the experiences of nearly 34,000 LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24) across the United States — with 45% of respondents being LGBTQ youth of color and 48% being transgender or nonbinary — our fourth annual survey is one of the largest and most diverse surveys of LGBTQ youth ever conducted.

45%

of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year. Nearly 1 in 5 transgender and nonbinary youth attempted suicide and LGBTQ youth of color reported higher rates than their white peers.

60%

of LGBTQ youth who wanted mental health care in the past year were not able to get it.

73%

of LGBTQ youth reported that they have experienced discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity at least once in their lifetime.

Research Collaboration

We, currently, don’t have additional capacity to partner on research studies or papers. We anticipate this changing at some point in the future as the Research team grows.