Year: 1998 Source: Youth Studies Australia, v.17, no.4, (December 1998), p.23-27 SIEC No: 19981012

This Perth (Australia) study indicates that the prevalence of homophobic attitudes & the lack of support for young gay men may be important factors in the very high suicide rate among young males in Australia. The reasons some young gay me gave for their suicide attempts are outlined & other relevant literature is reviewed. The article concludes by providing youth workers with suggestions for effective suicide prevention strategies. (16 refs.)