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Teen Suicide Attempts Fell After Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage, Study Finds

Same-sex marriage laws appear to be associated with a reduction in the proportion of high school students reporting suicide attempts, according to a report published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.Researchers and psychiatrists who commented on the study for Psychiatric News say the report points to how social policy that reflects greater tolerance and reduced stigma may improve mental health.Julia Raifman, Sc.D., of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and colleagues analyzed data on more than 700,000 public high school students who participated in the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Tuesday, 21 February, 2017

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