Source: National Institute of Mental Health
Contributors: Ramchand, R., Schuler, M. S., Schoenbaum, M., Colpe, L., & Ayer, L.
Topic: Mental Health/Health, Research Studies
The findings, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, indicate that the intersection of multiple social identities may compound suicide risk for some lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. The study, which examined data from a nationally representative survey of adults in the United States, also showed that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults are overall more likely to report suicide-related thoughts, plans, and attempts within the past 12 months compared with heterosexual adults. Differences in suicidal thoughts were also found by gender, race, age, and sexual orientation.