Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Experts Discuss GLBT Teens at Higher Risk for Bully/Cyberbullying
avatar
Byroney_WebMD_Staff posted:
Tyler Clementi of Rutgers, is the fourth teen in less than a month to commit suicide for being, or seeming to be gay.

"Suicide rates and suicidal thoughts are more common among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens. Much of this may be due to bullying, as gay, lesbian, and bisexual teens are about twice as likely to report being bullied as heterosexual teens.

The tragic deaths raise a number of questions, which WebMD took to two experts..." Please follow the link to see what Doctors Monica Michell and David Fassler Have to Say .

Have you ever been bullied or cyberbullied because you identify as GLBTT, or were perceived to be? What did you do to stop it?

Please share your thoughts below,

Byroney
Reply


Spotlight: Member Stories

My Story: I've been here at WebMD since 2007, but I've been involved in social media and moderated communities online since 1994, so you know...More

Helpful Tips

How Safe is Tattooing?
Our Skin Problems and Treatments Exchange Health Expert, Dr. Susan Evans discusses just how safe tattooing is. Besides learning there is ... More
Was this Helpful?
14 of 23 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.