“There is no pill to prevent suicide. We must fortify the environments where youth grow up.” – Martha Fugate, YES Institute Founding Director
YES Institute—for 21 years and counting—has been pursuing our vision of a community in which all youth grow up free of suicide, violence, and discrimination. The latest research from the Centers for Disease Control underscores the urgency of advancing YES Institute’s mission, and creating supportive environments where all youth can thrive.
Among South Florida youth in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County schools who categorize their orientation as gay or bisexual:
- 5x more likely to attempt suicide and be treated by medical personnel for their attempts
- 2x more likely to experience bullying behaviors and school violence
- Over 3x more likely to turn to substance abuse
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