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Study: Social Environment Plays Role in Gay Teens' Suicide Attempts

There are 3 comments on the WISW-AM Columbia story from Apr 19, 2011, titled Study: Social Environment Plays Role in Gay Teens' Suicide Attempts. In it, WISW-AM Columbia reports that:

The social environment surrounding gay teenagers could play a major role in whether or not they are more likely to attempt suicide, according to a new study published Monday in Pediatrics .

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#1 Apr 19, 2011
Um. Duh?
Dave

Albany, GA

#2 Apr 19, 2011
It sounds as thought he study only took into account the support of the cummunity and not the family. Family support is more critical than the community support. There is no way to mandate peoples support. Anti bullying or any other mandated program can stop the actions but the attitudinal responses people have toward each other can not be mandated. Believe me, we can tell if someone doesn't like us and that does not have to contain violence or other actions. Snearing or not talking to someone can effect them and is not considered bullying. We need to teach our kids that the world is cruel and they have to be able to live in it.
David

Charlotte, NC

#3 Jun 23, 2011
Dave wrote:
It sounds as thought he study only took into account the support of the cummunity and not the family. Family support is more critical than the community support. There is no way to mandate peoples support. Anti bullying or any other mandated program can stop the actions but the attitudinal responses people have toward each other can not be mandated. Believe me, we can tell if someone doesn't like us and that does not have to contain violence or other actions. Snearing or not talking to someone can effect them and is not considered bullying. We need to teach our kids that the world is cruel and they have to be able to live in it.
I agree comletely, as a gay teenager.

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