Year: 1990 Source: Boston: Alyson Publications, Inc., 1990. p.99-104 SIEC No: 19920507

Past research has largely ignored homosexuality as a factor in suicide. Caregivers should be extra aware of the key life issues, e.g. homophobia, familial dissaproval, & coming out, which may cause gay & lesbian clients to be more disposed to suicide. A caregiver’s embarrassment or homophobia should not be obstacles to appropriate treatment. In some cases a referral to counselling services with gay clientele may be preferable.