ERIC Number: EJ564940
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Identifying Risk Factors for Gay and Lesbian Suicidal Behavior: Implications for Mental Health Counselors.
McBee, Sandra M.; Rogers, James R.
Journal of Mental Health Counseling, v19 n2 p143-55 Apr 1997
Reviews the literature on suicidal behavior in gay and lesbian populations. Suicide risk factors include previous attempts, substance abuse, family dysfunction, and other factors. Suggests implications for mental-health counselors, which are discussed in terms of competency, intervention, and sociopolitical activism. Evidence suggests this population is at increased risk for suicide. (RJM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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