Gay Adolescents and Suicide
...Adolescents and Suicide Introduction Extensive research over the past several years has shown that, youths with homosexual preferences, that is, the gay and lesbian adolescents, have a higher tendency to commit suicide than heterosexual teens. Additionally, there appears to be a consensus among psychology scholars that; diverse societal groups such as family units, peer groups, schools, and religious institutions, foster discrimination, marginalization, and stigmatization of young, gay or lesbian individuals. These aspects negate adolescents’ identity development process, thus leading to low esteem and suicidal thoughts. This paper seeks to highlight factors that predispose gay youths... to...