Ann P. Haas , PhD 1 , Mickey Eliason , PhD 2 , Vickie M. Mays , PhD, MSPH 3 , Robin M. Mathy , MA, MSW, MSt, MSc 4 , Susan D. Cochran , PhD, MS 5 , Anthony R. D'Augelli , PhD 6 , Morton M. Silverman , MD 7 , Prudence W. Fisher , PhD 8 , Tonda Hughes , PhD, RN, FAAN 9 , Margaret Rosario , PhD 10 , Stephen T. Russell , PhD 11 , Effie Malley , MPA 12 , Jerry Reed , PhD, MSW 13 , David A. Litts , OD 14 , Ellen Haller , MD 15 , Randall L. Sell , ScD 16 , Gary Remafedi , MD, MPH 17 , Judith Bradford , PhD 18 , Annette L. Beautrais , PhD 19 , Gregory K. Brown , PhD 20 , Gary M. Diamond , PhD 21 , Mark S. Friedman , PhD, MSW, MPA 22 , Robert Garofalo , MD, MPH 23 , Mason S. Turner , MD 24 , Amber Hollibaugh 25 , Paula J. Clayton , MD 1
4 January 2011
Despite strong indications of elevated risk of suicidal behavior in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, limited attention has been given to research, interventions or suicide prevention programs targeting these populations. This article is a culmination of a three-year effort by an expert panel to address the need for better understanding of suicidal behavior and suicide risk in sexual minority populations, and stimulate the development of needed prevention strategies, interventions and policy changes. This article summarizes existing research findings, and makes recommendations for addressing knowledge gaps and applying current knowledge to relevant areas of suicide prevention practice.