Year: 2002 Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health, v.93, no.1, (January/February 2002), p.59-62 SIEC No: 20050182

The authors investigated baseline sociodemographic, psychosocial, & behaviour correlates of attempted suicide in a large open cohort of young gay & bisexual men. Of 345 subjects, 150 (43.5%) reported that they had ever considered suicide & 67 (19.4%) that they had attempted suicide at least once. The authors found that the use of nitrite inhalants, social support scores below the 75th percentile of all scores, & low or moderate self-esteem were independently associated with elevated risk of attempted suicide. (17 refs)