Year: 1997 Source: Journal of Mental Health Counseling, no.19, (1997), p.143-155 SIEC No: 20000206

This article briefly reviews the literature on suicidal behaviour in gay & lesbian populations. Suicide risk factors including previous attempts, substance abuse, family dysfunction, social ties, & social inequity are presented & discussed. Implications for mental health counsellors are suggested & discussed in terms of competency, intervention, & sociopolitical activism. (29 refs.)