All rights reserved. Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from our online archives. Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials. Clark St. About WCMG. News Index.
Facts About Suicide
Meeting the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people | News | Matua Raḵi
Despite strong indications of elevated risk of suicidal behavior in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, limited attention has been given to research, interventions or suicide prevention programs targeting these populations. This article is a culmination of a three-year effort by an expert panel to address the need for better understanding of suicidal behavior and suicide risk in sexual minority populations, and stimulate the development of needed prevention strategies, interventions and policy changes. This article summarizes existing research findings, and makes recommendations for addressing knowledge gaps and applying current knowledge to relevant areas of suicide prevention practice. Relatively little attention has been given to the problem of suicidal behavior in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT populations, despite reports of elevated risk for over four decades.
Suicide among LGBT youth
It has been also suggested that bisexual individuals both men and women have higher rates of depression and anxiety compared with homosexual and heterosexual groups. AIM: The aim of the present article was to determine whether or not an association between bisexuality and suicidal behavior exists and to analyze risk factors for suicidal behavior in bisexual individuals. Duplicate articles, articles that were not in English, and those that did not analyze bisexuality separately from homosexuality were excluded. A quality assessment was performed for each study included. RESULTS: Individuals reporting a bisexual orientation had an increased risk of suicide attempts and ideation compared with their homosexual and heterosexual peers.
The portrayal of bisexuality in the media reflects societal attitudes towards bisexuality. List includes portrayals of bisexual identification as well as non-identified bisexual behavior. Category:LGBT culture.