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Mental health
Tailored preventative community-based mental health support for lesbian, gay and bisexual people can reduce their suicidality
  1. Shaminder Singh1,
  2. Sumeeta Kapoor2
  1. 1School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  2. 2Acute Pain Services, Department of Anesthesia, Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shaminder Singh, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6, Canada; ssingh2{at}mtroyal.ca

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Commentary on: Ramchand, R., Schuler, M. S., Schoenbaum, M., Colpe, L., & Ayer, L. Suicidality among sexual minority adults: Gender, age, and race/ethnicity differences. Am J Prev Med 2022;62:193–202.

Implications for practice and research

  • Providing community-based personalised and short therapy programmes in schools, workplaces or homes may reduce the risk of suicidality among lesbian, gay and bisexual adults.

  • More naturalistic research exploring what increases the risk of age and gender-based differences among suicidality is needed.

Age, gender and ethnicity influence suicidality (suicide thoughts, plans and attempts) and its outcome.1 Women experience more suicidality than men, who have higher resulting mortality rates. Gender orientation and suicidality-related data remain limited without uniformity in death investigation reports.2 Yet, an elevated risk was reported for suicidality among lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people than their counterparts.1 3 However, how this risk intersects with age, gender orientation and ethnicity remains scarce in the …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.