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Date of Award


Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology

Committee Chair

Maryka Biaggio


Suicidal ideation and behavior have been steadily increasing among the adolescent population in the United States, and have been identified as a significant problem for gay/lesbian adolescent suicidal behavior and ideation. The differences among risk factors for gay/lesbian adolescents and for their heterosexual counterparts are discussed. Directions for further research are suggested.