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(p. 177) Minority Stress and Suicide in Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals
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(p. 177) Minority Stress and Suicide in Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals
Author(s):

Ilan H. Meyer

, David M. Frost

, and Sheila Nezhad

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199950706.003.0015
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date: 21 October 2019

Suicide ideation and attempts continue to be significant problems for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBQ) youth. In this chapter we describe the potential contribution of the minority stress framework to understanding the etiology of LGB suicide. We demonstrate how minority stress can integrate and extend existing research on the etiology of suicide among LGBQ individuals. Insights from the minority stress framework also present opportunities for clinical and public health interventions aimed at reducing the incidence of suicide in LGBQ populations via policy change, and the promotion of individual- and community-level coping resources.

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