TW: suicide, bullying
Starting in 1998, the Minnesota Student Survey, conducted among the state’s ninth and 12th-graders, included questions about sexual activity. Was it with the opposite sex? Same sex? Both?
In 1998, students who’d had same-sex relationships suffered more depression, more stress, and felt “hopeless” at far higher rates than straight peers, according to a new paper in the Journal of School Health. They were twice as likely to think about killing themselves, and two and a half times as likely to have tried it.