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Almost Half of LGBTQ Youth Contemplated Suicide Last Year

Nearly three-quarters of LGBTQ youth are reporting symptoms of anxiety, according to a new survey. 

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Almost half of LGBTQ youth considered attempting suicide in the past year, and nearly three-quarters said they had symptoms of anxiety, according to a new survey. 

The survey from the advocacy group The Trevor Project chronicled the responses of more than 34,000 LGBTQ people between the ages of 13 and 24 in the U.S. Data released Wednesday show 73% of respondents who said they had symptoms of anxiety, and 45% who said they considered attempting suicide in the past year. The latter was the highest recorded in the history of the survey, which started in 2019.