Pixar, the studio world-renowned for its animation genius and such hits as Toy Story, the Incredibles and Up. This is a very moving message of hope for teens and parents from individuals you will readily relate to. Do you remember how difficult adolescence was?
I've included some statistics that might be of interest to parents at the bottom of the post. H
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds, accounting for over 12% of deaths in this age group; only accidents and homicide occur more frequently (National Adolescent Health Information 2006).
Suicide is the second leading cause of death on college campuses (Center for Disease Control, 2008).
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers (Massachusetts Youth Risk Survey 2007).
More than 1/3 of LGB youth report having made a suicide attempt (D’Augelli AR - Clinical Child Psychiatry and Psychology 2002).
LGB youth who come from highly rejecting families are more than 8 times as likely to have attempted suicide than LGB peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection (Ryan C, Huebner D, et al - Peds 2009;123(1):346-352).
The Trevor Project
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