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Adolescent Risk Factors

Discuss potential suicide risk for adolescent homosexuals.

What factors may make adolescent homosexual more or less likely to attempt suicide than other groups such as adolescent Hispanics, or adolescent students or adolescent child with learning disabilities)?

What support can be given to individuals and/or groups to decrease suicide attempts?

Rely on scholarly research findings to answer these questions and cite your source using APA format.

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What factors may make adolescent homosexual more or less likely to attempt suicide than other groups such as adolescent Hispanics, or adolescent students or adolescent child with learning disabilities)?

Adolescence is a hard time of life for anyone and the pressure of fitting in with peers is at its highest during this phase of life. For those individuals who are homosexual, this can be an extra difficult time. If a teen is considered different, they can be mercilessly teased, tormented and bullied. With the increased usage of social media, cyber bullying is now a huge concern for all teens but also for homosexual teens specifically. "A common theme identified in empirical studies and clinical reports of lesbian, gay male, and bisexual youths is the chronic stress that is created by the verbal and physical abuse they receive from peers and adults" (Savin-Williams, 1994, p. 261).

Some of the most common risks for suicide are: (HelpGuide.org, ...

Solution Summary

A discussion regarding the increased risk among homosexual adolescents and suicide as compared to other populations such as minorities and those with disabilties. A further discussion on the support that can be given to those with an increased suicide risk in an effort to decrease it among that population. 487 words, 3 references.

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