Suicide Attempts Common Among Transgender Individuals, Study Suggests

USA Today (8/17, Ungar) reports that suicide attempts “are alarmingly common among transgender individuals,” as 41% “try to kill themselves at some point in their lives, compared with 4.6% of the general public,” according to a study by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute, which analyzed results from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. USA Today notes that “more than a dozen other surveys of transgender people worldwide since 2001 have found similarly high rates.” Research suggests that “those who are harassed, bullied, victimized, discriminated against or rejected by family and friends are more likely to attempt suicide.”

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— “Transgender people face alarmingly high risk of suicide,” Laura Ungar, USA Today, August 16, 2015.

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