Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.104 SIEC No: 19880767

This brief summary describes a study in which 738 women were interviewed on admission to psychiatric inpatient units in San Francisco to determine if lesbianism is a significant factor in suicidal behavior. Lesbian/bisexual attempters differ from heterosexual attempters in many ways: they are more likely to come from broken homes, to be younger, more mobile, more educated, to abuse alcohol & other drugs, but they are not more likely to kill themselves within 5 years post-discharge. (GW)