Prevalence and risk factors for lifetime suicide ideation, plan and attempt in Chinese men who have sex with men.

A total of 807 MSM were recruited using a respondent-driven sampling method from Anshan, Benxi, Dandong, and Shenyang cities in northeastern China. Chinese MSM have significantly increased risk for suicidal behaviors, mental disorders and their comorbidities could be the largest risk factors for the elevated suicidal behaviors in Chinese MSM. Reducing the family and social […]

Report on outcomes and recommendations: LGBTQ youth suicide prevention summit 2012.


Suicidal ideation in Spanish and Italian lesbian and gay adults: The role of internalized sexual stigma.

A growing body of research claims that sexual minority individuals have nearly twice the suicidal ideation rate of heterosexual individuals. Method: The main objective of the current study was to test a model wherein internalized sexual stigma (ISS) mediates the association between some gay-related stressors and suicidal ideation. The present cross-sectional survey involved two samples […]

Suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and non-suicidal self-injury among lesbian, gay, bisexual and heterosexual adults: Findings from an Australian national study.

Objectives: This study investigated associations between sexual orientation and measures of suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury in Australian adults. Previous studies of sexual orientation and suicidality have been limited by unclear conceptualisations of suicidal intent, failure to differentiate between homosexuality and bisexuality, inattention to gender differences and use of convenience-based samples. Methods: A large (Nā€‰=ā€‰10,531) representative […]

Does “it get better” for depressed sexual minority youth in young adulthood?

To examine depressive symptoms and suicidality in adolescence and adulthood in a sample of depressed adolescents in five sexual identity groups (heterosexual, mostly heterosexual, bisexual, mostly gay, and gay). Within-group differences are important to consider in delivering effective mental health services. Although depressive symptoms diminished in young adulthood in all groups, suicidality did not. Mostly […]

Measures of sexual minority status and suicide risk among young adults in the United States.

Multiple measures of sexual minority status are necessary to accurately describe the diversity of attractions, identities, and behaviors in sexual minority populations. We investigated whether four measures of sexual minority status (sexual minority attraction, sexual minority identity, sexual minority lifetime behavior, and sexual minority recent 12-month behavior) were associated with suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts […]

Men’s sexual orientation and suicide: evidence for U.S. adolescent-specific risk.

There is strong consensus in the research literature that adolescent and adult men who report same-sex sexual orientations, identities, and behaviors are at higher risk for suicide. Recent studies of general adolescent suicide risk have identified developmental trajectories that peak during the teenage years. Because the adolescent years are characterized by the development and heightened […]

Sexual minority youth victimization and social support: the intersection of sexuality, gender, race, and victimization.

In comparison to heterosexual youth, sexual minority youth are more likely to experience victimization. Multiple studies have connected anti-gay prejudice and anti-gay victimization to negative outcomes. Research shows that social support may protect sexual minorities from the harmful effects of anti-gay victimization. However, rates of victimization and the negative outcomes linked to sexual identity within […]

The impact of a depression awareness campaign on mental health literacy and mental morbidity among gay men.


In the Wake of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Suicide Prevention and Outreach for LGB Service Members.

It is estimated that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals are three to five times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual counterparts. Factors linked to increased LGB suicide risk are overt and covert discrimination, internalized oppression, nondisclosure of sexual orientation, and lack of adequate social support. As the U.S. military adjusts to the […]

Suicide risk and sexual orientation: a critical review.

Many studies have reported higher rates of suicide attempts among sexual minority individuals compared with their heterosexual counterparts. For suicides, however, it has been argued that there is no sexual orientation risk difference, based on the results of psychological autopsy studies. The purpose of this article was to clarify the reasons for the seemingly discrepant […]

A Comparative examination of suicide rates among heter- and homosexual adolescents and young adults.

The focus of this literature review will be on the comparison of suicide rates between heterosexual and homosexual adolescents and young adults (ages 14-24), and the possible contributing factors. Age, the degree to which adolescents are open with their sexual identity, and the social support they receive are examined as contributing factors to the cited […]

Queer youth suicide, culture and identity: Unliveable lives?