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  •  Boundaries, no. Disparities, yes. (8+ / 0-)

    Repeat: LGBT teens are 3 to 6 times more likely than straight teens to kill themselves. It is not acceptable to ignore such dramatically different rates or say there is no need for special recognition of, or intervention with, special populations.

    Each individual life is important, and each individual suicide is a crying shame.  But if a whole group of kids is far more likely to attempt or commit suicide than any other group, it is absolutely legitimate as a matter of public health to investigate and determine what can be done to help that group.

    The plural of anecdote is not data.

    by susanala on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 01:32:39 PM PDT

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