Year: 2015 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.(2015).45(1):98Ð110. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12119 SIEC No: 20150162

Gay men and lesbians in South Korea are alienated and stigmatized due to the country’s low tolerance of social differences, resulting in distress and suicidal impulses. This study investigated the predictors of suicidal ideation in a gay and lesbian group in South Korea based on the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide. Differences between the gay and lesbian group and the heterosexual group were found in the direct path between perceived burdensomeness and suicidal ideation.