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Assessing the availability and efficacy of LGBTQI specific suicide prevention programs.
reportposted on 2020-10-01, 00:00 authored by Glenn MelvinGlenn Melvin, Ruth TatnellRuth Tatnell, Elizabeth ClancyElizabeth Clancy, Rachel Bush, Christopher Pepping, Nina Zanetti, Petra StaigerPetra Staiger
This review of the literature on suicide prevention programs targeting people who identify as LGBTQI found scant research in this area. However, the available evidence allows tentative directions to be drawn to guide prevention efforts targeting this group. Studies included in the review looked at legislative initiatives (e.g. same-sex marriage), community programs and therapeutic interventions. Legislation was found to play an important role by promoting equality and prohibiting discrimination and school based programs appear to show promise in reducing suicide among LGBQTI youth. Overall, the review found that more work is needed in developing and evaluating suicide prevention programs for LGBQTI communities.