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Rates of attempted suicide sink where hate crime laws protect LGBTQ+ people: study

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A new study finds teen suicide attempts dipped by an average of 16% in states that enacted hate crime laws. The positive effect was seen among both LGBTQ and heterosexual teens. The findings come at a time of rising concern about teen mental health.Acupuncture may help prevent tension headaches, a Chinese study found.
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Rates of attempted suicide sink where hate crime laws protect LGBTQ+ people: study

Story at a glance High school students – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity – are less likely to attempt suicide when they live in states with LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination protec…

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Medical Xpress

Fewer youth attempt suicide in states with hate crime laws

When states enact hate crime laws that protect LGBTQ populations, the rate of suicide attempts among high school students drops significantly, and not just among sexual and gender minority students, but among heterosexual students as well, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

2 months ago
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Forbes

Youth Suicide Attempts Dropped In States With LGBTQ Hate Crime Laws, Study Finds

The study suggests young people of all sexual orientations had lower rates of suicide in states with LGBTQ hate crime laws.

2 months ago·United States
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Arizona Daily Sun

Youth Suicide Attempts Drop in U.S. States With Hate Crime Laws

THURSDAY, June 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Hate crime laws that protect gay, lesbian and transgender people may have an unexpected benefit: fewer teen suicide attempts, among kids of all

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Fewer youth attempt suicide in states with hate crime laws

When states enact hate crime laws that protect LGBTQ populations, the rate of suicide attempts among high school students drops significantly.

2 months ago
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