Gay Teen Suicides (And Straight) More Common In Politically Conservative Areas

(Blog Post) Suicide attempts by gay teens – and even straight kids – are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don't have programs supporting gay rights, a study involving nearly 32,000 high school students found. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Barry Grossheim - Apr 18, 2011 - 8:02 AM PDT
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Barry Grossheim
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by Barry Grossheim - Apr. 18, 2011

Hardly surprising but it would be good if this leads to a larger study.

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Ashley Ward
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by Ashley Ward - Apr. 18, 2011

I thought this was good journalism, I would have liked if the author placed links within the story related to these studies that were mentioned. I also would have liked to see if there is an updated study since one of the studies was based on 2006-2008.

I think that this topic is sad in general, that people cant accept people for who they are and that it becomes so bad that people are taking their lives. I that its important that people are aware of these issues going on in our society, and hopefully more people can reach out and help these people and overall. "If you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all." We have to stop tearing down one another.

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Sara Beegoo
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by Sara Beegoo - Apr. 18, 2011

This is the type of journalism that people can rely on. With numerous sites, it proves to be reliable by quoting credable doctors and psychologists. Also, by referring to research by the JHU Institue of Medicine, it gives a good perspective of the reality of the situation at hand with the shocking statistics. Only negative is it could be viewed as biased from the view of one who does not support gay rights, for example.

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Kayla Yingst
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by Kayla Yingst - Apr. 20, 2011

I feel that you are not able to categorize what people support just by what political party they are affiliated with. Just because you are registered to vote as a certain party does not necessarily mean you follow all of those party's beliefs. This story was very well sourced and brought many facts into play. I would recomend this story to inform them about these findings.

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Dori Shore
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by Dori Shore - May. 1, 2011

A little confusing, ideas were spread through out the story rather than in one place

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Leslie Isler
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by Leslie Isler - Apr. 18, 2011

I find the connection between teen suicides (gay or straight) and political conservative areas very interesting. Now that politicans and communities are aware of the connection, they need to offer programs to help teens before or after a attempted suicide.

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scott hassett
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by scott hassett - Apr. 19, 2011

yes , as the story is well written and the content is very clear to your readers

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Dakota
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by Dakota - Apr. 18, 2011

This article is great journalism. its written very good and you can tell the author really researched the facts on teen suicide. He included a lot of research done by psycologists which is always good to read when a professional is talking about it. The article talked about a lot of things that were controvseral without being bias at all. I like khow he included facts from the polls that were taken (that he mentioned.)

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Joey Costello
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by Joey Costello - Apr. 18, 2011

The study was too small scale to be entirely newsworthy, but it is a starting point. It was slightly biased against Republicans but they did explain why.

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