Travis Salway

Suicide prevention with gay and bisexual men: It takes a village. Fortunately, we have one.

Gay and bisexual men are four times more likely to attempt suicide as compared with heterosexual men.  Suicide is preventable, but in order to reach those at risk of suicide, we have to know where to find them.

In the general (mostly heterosexual) population, primary care providers—including family doctors—are key sites for identifying individuals who are at risk of suicide.  Gay and bisexual men, however, have distinct healthcare usage patterns  and many will avoid talking to providers about stigmatized or sensitive topics—including suicide—because of fear of negative reactions to their sexuality.

Subscribe to Travis Salway