The mediating role of family acceptance and conflict on suicidality among sexual and gender minority youth

Introduction: Prior research suggests sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth are profoundly impacted by levels of parental support. This study assessed mediating effects of generalized family acceptance and conflict on lifetime suicidal behaviors among a large diverse sample comprising both SGM and non-SGM youth in early adolescence, when intervention to optimize family dynamics may be critical. […]

Trans and gender diverse mental health, wellness and suicide prevention toolkit

Background and Purpose SPECTRUM, Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space, developed this toolkit on trans mental wellness and suicide prevention in response to trans community needs and priorities. Given that many trans and gender  diverse people struggle with suicide, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, this toolkit was created to 1) Help trans and gender diverse people […]

Social support and mental health among transgender and nonbinary youth in Quebec

Purpose: Transgender and nonbinary (TNB) youth face elevated levels of discrimination, stigma, mental health disorders, and suicidality when compared with their cisgender counterparts. Family and school support may mitigate some of the effects of the stressors facing TNB youth. This study aimed to better understand the impact of each of these sources of support on TNB […]