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MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES

 

FOSTER CARE, LGBTQ YOUTH &
INCREASED SUICIDE RISK

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In partnership with The Trevor Project, this new infographic explores the foster care system in the United States and shines a light on the unique challenges facing LGBTQ youth. LGBTQ youth and young adults, particularly transgender individuals and those of color, are at higher odds of being in the foster care system and face an increased risk of suicide. While the challenges are substantial, there are some clear solutions and strategies to support these children and youth, including improving access to LGBTQ-affirming health services and schools.

The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people.