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Consolacion and colleagues found that among African American youth, those who were same-sex attracted had higher rates of suicidal thoughts and depressive symptoms and lower Gay Counselling Online Counselling for Gay Bisexual Men and Lesbians of self-esteem than their African American heterosexual peers, and Latino same-sex-attracted youth were more likely to report depressive symptoms than Latino heterosexual youth.
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Beacon; Boston: Minority stress and mechanisms of risk for depression and suicidal ideation among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. In their meta-analysis, Marshal and colleagues found that bisexual youth reported more suicidality than lesbian and gay youth.