Greater minority stress is associated with lower intentions to disclose suicidal thoughts among LGBTQ+ youth

Objective The current study examined suicide-related disclosure intentions in LGBTQ + youth, and the associations between reporting of lifetime experiences of minority stress and intentions to disclose suicidal thoughts. Method A sample of 592 LGBTQ + youth ages 12–24 (22.3% cisgender men, 33.1% cisgender women, 44.6% gender diverse, 75.3% white) who contacted an LGBTQ-specific crisis service, completed a survey. […]

Suicide and suicidal behaviors among minoritized youth

Suicide is among the leading causes of death for American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American/Pacific Islanders, black, Hispanic, and multiracial youth. Although recent data suggest increasing trends in  suicide and suicidal behaviors among minoritized populations, limited research is available to understand these trends. Emerging data regarding suicidal ideation, attempts, and suicide deaths suggest increasing  trends among […]

Associations of discrimination, suicide ideation severity and attempts, and depressive symptoms among sexual and gender minority youth

We examined the unique associations among discrimination, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, and depressive symptoms in a sample of sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth as well as interpersonal mediators of these associations. Participants included 94 SGM youth (Mage = 18; SD = 2.88) recruited from SGM-specific drop-in centers. We used mediation analyses to test the mediating effects of […]

Associations between minority stress, depression, and suicidal ideation and attempts in transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Minority stress theory posits that transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals exhibit greater rates of depression and suicidality due to internal (proximal) and external (distal) stressors related to their TGD identity. Yet, the magnitude of the relationship between minority stress processes and mental health outcomes has not been quantitatively summarized. The current research meta-analyzed the relationship between […]

Associations between minority stress, depression, and suicidal ideation and attempts in transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Minority stress theory posits that transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals exhibit greater rates of depression and suicidality due to internal (proximal) and external (distal) stressors related to their TGD identity. Yet, the magnitude of the relationship between minority stress processes and mental health outcomes has not been quantitatively summarized. The current research meta-analyzed the […]

The moderating role of psychological inflexibility in the relationship between minority stress, substance misuse, and suicidality in LGB+ adolescents

Minority stress has been posited as a framework to explain the health disparities seen in sexual minority youth, including lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB+) youth. In the present study, psychological inflexibility was investigated as a moderator in the relationship between minority stress and two harmful youth outcomes: substance misuse and suicidality. Analyses showed significant interactions indicating […]

Suicides of the marginalised: Cultural approaches to suicide, minorities and rationality

Suicides among marginalised groups are one of the few occasions in which self-harm and suicide are framed as having cultural, social, environmental, historical or structural causes. Suicidology, psychology and public discourse typically understand suicide causality to be grounded in individualised psychic pain and pathology, disavowing the social, cultural, environmental and linguistic contexts. However, public discourse […]

Longitudinal prediction of suicide attempts for a diverse adolescent sample of Native Hawaiians, Pacific Peoples, and Asian Americans.

The objective of this study was to determine the longitudinal predictors of past-6-month suicide attempts for a diverse adolescent sample of Native Hawaiians, Pacific peoples, and Asian Americans. The study used longitudinal data from the Hawaiian High Schools Health Survey (N = 2,083, 9th to 11th graders, 1992–1993 and 1993–1994 school years). A stepwise multiple logistic regression […]

Women who jump into wells:Reflections on suicidality in women from conflict regions of the Indian subcontinent.

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Constructing a Social Problem: Suicide, Acculturation, and the Hmong

Between September 1998-May 2001, 8 Hmong teenagers died by suicide in 1 urban community. Newspaper accounts attempted to establish the suicides as the outgrowth of problems brought about by the Hmong immigration to the United States. In-depth interviews were conducted with individuals either directly familiar with the events or positioned to provide the best information […]

Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour: a Literature Review

This literature review had two overarching aims: first, to describe & assess current knowledge regarding the societal & cultural factors associated with increased incidence of suicide (risk factors), & to delineate the population subgroups that are at increased risk of suicidal behaviour; & second, to describe & assess current knowledge regarding factors that promote resilience […]

Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Suicide Attempts Among Minority Adolescents: Ending the Silence

Please see SIEC #2007-0462 for the article by Olshen et al.

Book Review-Suicide Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups: Theory, Research, and Practice, edited by F T L Leong & M M Leach

The reviewer says this book “is a timely volume that not only summarizes the available literature but also suggests avenues for further research & intervention in this under-studied area.”. It is thought the book will appeal to researchers, clinicians, students, & teachers. (9 refs.)

Suicide Among the Irish Traveller Community 2000-2006

Information was gathered over a 7-year period (2000-2006) on suicide among the Travellers in Ireland. Over the study period, the rate of suicide in this population was 3.70 per 10,000 population. Suicide was nine times as common among males as females. Most victims had never been married or were separated or widowed. Over 65% of […]

Self Harm and Suicide Amongst Black and Minority Ethnic Women: a Conference Report

This report summarizes the presentations made at a Glasgow conference on self-harm & suicide among black & ethnic minority women. A number of recommendations were made for the provision of support services, research, & awareness raising.

Adolescent Suicide: an Integrated Approach to the Assessment of Risk and Protective Factors

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Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America. Final Report

This Commission was established to study the problems & gaps in the mental health system in the United States & to make concrete recommendations for immediate improvements that all levels of government, local agencies, & public & private health care providers can implement. 6 goals & the ways in which these can be achieved are […]

Suicide Mortality and Political Transition: Russians in Estonia Compared to the Estonians in Estonia and to the Population of Russia

Age-adjusted suicide rates were compared for Russians in Estonia, Estonians in Estonia, & inhabitants of Russia in radically chaged socio-political situations. High, but still lower suicide rates for Russians in Estonia were observed in comparison with Estonians during 1983-1990 when Estonia was part of the Soviet Union. During the transition period, 1991-1998, a sharp increase […]

On Suicide and Subcultures

Suicide Risk Among Persons With Foreign Background in Denmark

The authors compared suicide risk among persons with foreign background with that of the majority population in Denmark to determine whether certain minority groups are at a particular risk for suicide as well as to illuminate gender differences. Suicide risk was generally higher among persons with foreign background compared with the majority population & the […]

Utah Suicide Prevention Plan

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Rural and Remote Women and the Kirby-Keon Report on Mental Health. A Preliminary Gender-Place Analysis

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Suicide in Ethnic Minorities Within 12 Months of Contact with Mental Health Services

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