Task Force on LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention Announced (YouthToday)
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are the target of a new task force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a private-public partnership launched in September by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.
Two other task forces also announced by the alliance will target military services members and their families and American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN). All three groups are considered high risk for suicide.
Several high-profile suicides of LGBT youth have occurred in the past several months – including the Rutgers University freshman who jumped to his death from a bridge after his private encounter with another male was broadcast live over the internet. Two other students have been charged in connection with that broadcast.
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