Don't ask don't tell. Hidden in the crowd : the need for documenting links between sexuality and suicidal behaviours amoung young people. Report on the same-sex attracted youth suicide data collection project

Programme Reports & Evaluations
Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University
48 p.

This project was commissioned to establish whether agencies and services collected qualitative or quantitative data that might demonstrate links between suicidal behaviours and issues of sexuality for young people. The aims of the project were: to document the source, scope and nature of any data that is currently collected that links youth suicide and deliberate self-harming behaviour with sexuality and gender identity; to obtain, analyze and aggregate any existing data with a view to developing a comprehensive and descriptive overview of the situation; to comment on the usefulness of existing data; to identify gaps in data collection; to identify issues concerning the information, referral and training needs of those workers at data collection points.

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