LGBTQ policies in schools reduce suicide attempts

Metro News featured a UBC report that found LGBTQ programs and policies in schools can substantially lower the number of suicide attempts among both straight and sexual minority students.

Lead author and UBC nursing professor Elizabeth Saewyc said the policies can make a huge difference.

“That would actually translate into reducing suicide attempts for five heterosexual boys and two lesbian or bisexual girls in any given school year of 1,00 students,” she said.

The report was completed in partnership with the McCreary Centre Society.