Williams Distinguished Scholar Ilan Meyer Cited on CA Bill Requiring Suicide Prevention Plans in Schools

September 2, 2016 -- Ilan Meyer, P.h.D., a Williams Distinguished Senior Scholar for Public Policy with the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA’s School of Law was cited in a SELF magazine article on California legislation requiring school to have suicide prevention plans for students in grades 7-12. The bill AB-2246, was passed by the legislature and emphasizes the reality that LGBT students need strong suicide prevention programs. Meyer noted, "A recent survey of high school students aged 12-17 found that in California 49 percent of LGB youth as compared with 14 percent of straight youth have ‘seriously considered attempting suicide' … We know that suicide ideation in transgender youth can be even higher."

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