Research Brief: American Indian/Alaskan Native Youth Suicide Risk

November 16, 2020

This research brief is from the Trevor Project


“Most studies of U.S. youth do not collect large enough samples to capture the experiences of AI/AN youth, who make up less than 2% of the population. The failure to obtain large enough sample sizes to examine AI/AN youth perpetuates inequities and inhibits progress towards dismantling structural forces that continue to oppress them. As LGBTQ youth attempt suicide at more than four times the rate of their straight/cisgender peers (Johns et al., 2019; Johns et al., 2020), it is particularly important to examine suicide risk among AI/AN LGBTQ youth.”

View the brief in its entirety here