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Higher risk of suicide among bisexual teenagers

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A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows a higher risk of  suicidal thoughts and behavior in bisexual  teenagers and teens who identify as "mostly gay". 

Teens were divided into groups based on their self-reported identification as heterosexual, mostly heterosexual, gay, mostly gay or bisexual.
 
The study found that depression symptoms, namely thoughts of suicide, decreased from 42 percent to 12.3 percent as teens in all groups transitioned into adulthood and suicide attempts decreased from 15.9 to 2.9 percent. But the "mostly gay" and bisexual teens did not report a significant decrease in some measures of suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

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