On the national level, the suicide risk for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning is far higher than is it among heterosexual youth. LGBTQ youth actively plan suicide at 2.6 times greater rate than straight youth. LGBTQ youth attempt suicide 4 times greater than straight youth. LGBTQ youth require medical attention for suicide attempts 5 times greater than heterosexuals. If you or anyone you know is in need of help, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit online at the Monroe County Crisis Intervention Center.