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 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.
The Mental Health and Well-Being of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) LGBTQ Youth
APR. 28, 2022 — This report is one of the first to explore the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ youth who are Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and provide findings specific to six major AAPI origin groups. It uses data from a national sample of nearly 3,600 AAPI LGBTQ youth ages 13–24 who participated in The Trevor Project’s 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health.
Mental Health of Deaf* LGBTQ Youth
MAR. 28, 2022 — Deaf* LGBTQ youth reported significantly higher odds of symptoms of depression in the last two weeks, considering suicide in the last year, or attempting suicide in the last year.
Eating Disorders among LGBTQ Youth
FEB. 17, 2022 — LGBTQ youth who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder reported nearly four times greater odds of attempting suicide in the past year compared to those who never had, or suspected they had, an eating disorder.
Homelessness and Housing Instability Among LGBTQ Youth
FEB. 3, 2022 — 28% of LGBTQ youth reported experiencing homelessness or housing instability at some point in their lives — and those who did had two to four times the odds of reporting depression, anxiety, self-harm, considering suicide, and attempting suicide compared to those with stable housing.
Substance Use and Suicide Risk Among LGBTQ Youth
JAN. 27, 2022 — Using data from The Trevor Project’s 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, this research brief examines the relationship between substance use and suicide risk among thousands of LGBTQ young people.

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.