Year: 2009 Source: Leichhardt, NSW: Suicide Prevention Australia, (August 2009). 12p. SIEC No: 20100378

This position statement discusses suicide & self-harm in gay, lesbian, bisexual, & transgender communities in Australia. The discussion includes a review of the complexity & diversity within & between these communities; risk factors; heterosexism, homophobia & transphobia; high risk groups; a multidisciplinary approach to suicide & self-harm prevention; building community capacity for mental health promotion & suicide prevention; & the role of information communication technology in prevention. The pamphlet concludes with a list of recommendations. (83 refs.)