Navigation Links
Support May Help Curb Suicide Among Gay Youths
Date:4/18/2011

d they were physically or verbally bullied in 2009.

To help counter this, syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage, who is gay, launched the "It Gets Better" campaign last September. Its YouTube site features successful gay adults from all walks of life talking about their experiences with bullying -- and how they came through it.

Hatzenbuehler's study was "one of the first to examine the role of environment" in bullying and suicides, instead of focusing on such individual risk factors as depression, which previous studies had done, he said.

The study also did not rely on the teens' own perceptions of their social environment but instead developed a set of five more objective factors to characterize the environment. They were:

  • The proportion of same-sex couples living in the county
  • The proportion of registered Democrats living in the county. Hatzenbuehler said that earlier studies had indicated that political ideology was associated with attitudes toward sexuality.
  • Whether the school had a gay-straight alliance
  • Whether the student handbook specified anti-bullying policies
  • Whether the handbook included anti-discrimination policies based on sexual orientation

Hatzenbuehler surveyed almost 32,000 11th-grade students in 34 counties in Oregon, 4.4 percent of whom were LGB. He found that almost 22 percent of LGB youth had attempted suicide in the past year, compared with only 4.2 percent in the heterosexual population.

But living in a more supportive environment reduced that risk by 20 percent. A supportive environment was also linked with a 9 percent lower risk for attempted suicide among heterosexual teens.

"This is a road map for how we can begin to reduce suicide attempts among LGB youth," Hatzenbuehler said. "There are three relatively straightforward things we can do. If we allow gay/lesbian alliances in schools and include anti-discrimination and anti-bullying policies in s
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Senator Janis Lee Sponsors Senate Resolution Supporting Kevin Saunders for Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
2. Toys"R"Us, Inc. Expands its Support of Autism Speaks Throughout North America
3. Retired Military Brass Support First Ladys Call to Reduce Child Obesity, Improve Nutrition
4. NASBE Supports First Lady Michelle Obama in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
5. Chiquita Announces Support for School Salad Bar Campaign
6. In Support of the Lets Move Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity, Verizon Thinkfinity Providing Free Educational Resources on Nutrition and Exercise
7. Poll Shows Eroding Support for Health Reform
8. Als Angels Love and Laughter Event to Support Children and Families in Desperate Need
9. IHRSA Heartily Applauds First Lady's "Let's Move" Initiative and Vows Support
10. Formotus Announces Support for Mobile Business Forms on Android Phones
11. Bluestar Silicones Launches a New Range of Silbione(R) TCS 7560 & 7561 Elastomers for Lingerie, Support Stockings and Medical Textile Applications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Support May Help Curb Suicide Among Gay Youths
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 Recently, 2014QuinceaneraDresses.com, the ... unveiled its new range of gorgeous Quinceanera ... the demand for elegant Quinceanera outfits is huge. ... items. All the company’s newly released dresses are ... are all elegant and vivid. , It ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... MyDressCity.com, one of the most popular suppliers of wedding ... new range of elegant Quinceanera dresses . What’s ... prices. Worldwide clients can enjoy this special offer before ... shop, there are plenty of beautiful dresses for sale, ... MyDressCity.com’s hot items are prom gowns, bridesmaid gowns, wedding ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 Epidemiologists forecast an increase ... 6MM, from 8,062 diagnosed incident cases in 2013 to ... Growth Rate (AGR) of 4.35%, during the forecast period. ... of diagnosed incident cases of aGVHD in the 6MM, ... the lowest number of diagnosed incident cases of aGVHD, ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 A decreased ability to ... impairment and Alzheimer,s disease, while examinations of the ... protein associated with Alzheimer,s, in the brain, according ... today at the Alzheimer,s Association International Conference 2014 ... the studies, the decreased ability to identify odors ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 Wright & Schulte LLC ... been scheduled in July of 2015, in U.S. District ... are in the discovery process in the South ... is presiding over the multidistrict litigation (MDL). The complaints ... of individuals who allege that they took the statin ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:2014QuinceaneraDresses.com Releases Its New Quinceanera Dresses 2Health News:Cheap Elegant Quinceanera Dresses Unveiled by MyDressCity.com 2Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 2Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 3Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 4Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 5Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 6Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 7Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward With Scheduling Of First Bellwether Trial 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward With Scheduling Of First Bellwether Trial 3Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward With Scheduling Of First Bellwether Trial 4
... (SAN DIEGO, December 11, 2011) Asymptomatic patients ... of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, have traditionally been watched for ... treated with a combination of rituximab and chemotherapy ... have suggested a role for treatment of asymptomatic ...
... is the first to systematically review and analyze the literature ... findings show a 74 percent greater risk of overdose among ... reasons for the increased risk are biological and behavioral, but ... now available online in advance of print in the journal ...
... COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Over the past decade, attacks and ... the work of extremists from across the political spectrum - ... actors - says an analysis by the National Consortium for ... at the University of Maryland. The statistics underscore the ...
... Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and Forschungszentrum Jlich ... analyses of electrical activity in the brain. The method, ... and researchers to better interpret brain cell signals. In ... terms of interpreting for example EEG measurements, making diagnoses ...
... Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Giving low-dose aspirin to patients ... the lungs could cut their odds of redeveloping the clots, ... venous thromboembolisms (VTEs). These can include both the leg clots ... lungs that can cause rapid pulse, shortness of breath, chest ...
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , ... recommended Thursday that several newer forms of oral contraceptives ... potentially fatal blood clots. The U.S. Food ... the new labels for oral contraceptives such as Bayer,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study favors as-needed treatment over maintenance therapy for patients with follicular lymphoma 2Health News:Study favors as-needed treatment over maintenance therapy for patients with follicular lymphoma 3Health News:RI Hospital study analyzes link between HIV infection and overdose risk 2Health News:RI Hospital study analyzes link between HIV infection and overdose risk 3Health News:Growing US violent extremism by the numbers: UMD database 2Health News:Growing US violent extremism by the numbers: UMD database 3Health News:Tapping the brain orchestra 2Health News:Low-Dose Aspirin After Lung Clot Could Prevent Recurrence 2Health News:Low-Dose Aspirin After Lung Clot Could Prevent Recurrence 3Health News:FDA Advisers: Newer Forms of the 'Pill' Need Revised Warning Labels 2Health News:FDA Advisers: Newer Forms of the 'Pill' Need Revised Warning Labels 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014  Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest, ... the opening of its new outpatient wound healing ... to people with chronic, hard to heal wounds. ... lead to amputation, lower leg wounds related to ... closure, and traumatic injury wounds which are complex ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tjlw9k/immunoprotein ... "Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - Forecasts to 2019: ... 6% and is expected to be valued at ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... been segmented according to immunoprotein types which include ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... MUMBAI, India , July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... the treatment of cancer are being highlighted in ... Mumbai from 10-12 July, 2014.  Renowned ... meeting to share best practices and exchange knowledge ... more precise, accurate and efficient. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest, With Wound Care Specialists, Opens Outpatient Wound Healing And Hyperbaric Center 2Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - Forecasts to 2019: Expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6% and is expected to be valued at USD 4,943.0 million 2Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 2Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 3Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 4Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 5
... Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced the ... direct oral once-daily Factor Xa inhibitor, significantly reduced the ... or hip arthroplasty, when compared to enoxaparin. Patients receiving ... deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) than ...
... /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX ), ... outsourcing company with operations in China and the United ... Science and Chemistry Awards, held on December 12, 2011 ... theme of this year,s awards was Disease Biology. Guowei ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Edoxaban Significantly Reduces Risk of Venous Thromboembolism by Half Compared to Enoxaparin in Japanese and Taiwanese Patients Following Knee or Hip Arthroplasty Surgery 2Edoxaban Significantly Reduces Risk of Venous Thromboembolism by Half Compared to Enoxaparin in Japanese and Taiwanese Patients Following Knee or Hip Arthroplasty Surgery 3Edoxaban Significantly Reduces Risk of Venous Thromboembolism by Half Compared to Enoxaparin in Japanese and Taiwanese Patients Following Knee or Hip Arthroplasty Surgery 4Edoxaban Significantly Reduces Risk of Venous Thromboembolism by Half Compared to Enoxaparin in Japanese and Taiwanese Patients Following Knee or Hip Arthroplasty Surgery 5WuXi PharmaTech Presents the 2011 Life Science and Chemistry Awards 2WuXi PharmaTech Presents the 2011 Life Science and Chemistry Awards 3
... the Anterior Segment The BD is optimized ... ophthalmologists specializing in the anterior segment. It is ... c-mount camera on the BD 900- may be ... in 10 and 16 X times- through the ...
... The system that makes it ... Molecular Biology Workstation is an automated ... known sequences, such as in the ... and Short Tandem Repeats (STRs) using ...
... an integrated filter made of pure ... filter provides protection against carryover and ... does not swell up as a ... then be recovered easily. In line ...
Optimized 180W Xenon lamp, low fan noise with reduced air turbulence, compact housing. Built for monitor applications and all endoscope dimensions. Ideal for video recording applications....
Medicine Products: