Correlates of Suicide Ideation Among LGBT Nebraskans

Jay A. Irwin, Jason D. Coleman, Christopher M. Fisher, Vincent M. Marasco

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Abstract

The aim of this investigation is to outline correlates of suicide ideation among LGBT individuals living in Nebraska. A community-based participatory research approach was utilized to develop a 30-minute, online anonymous survey. Almost half of the sample had seriously considered suicide at some point in their lives. Significant correlates of increased likelihood of suicide ideation are age, gender, transgender identity, income, depression, and discrimination. Suicide ideation is a serious concern for the health of LGBT Nebraskans. Steps should be taken to incorporate individuals who fall into these high-risk categories in suicide outreach programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1172-1191
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Volume61
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • bisexual
  • gay
  • lesbian
  • mental health
  • suicide
  • transgender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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