Guide for the Development of an LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy
Conference Paper: LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Summit 2012
This Guide for the Development of an LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy lays the groundwork for a coordinated, collaborative approach to saving the lives of our LGBTQ youth. It briefly summarizes the current status of knowledge regarding suicidal ideation and behaviour among LGBTQ youth, including risk and protective factors and existing programs and initiatives. This Guide is not a comprehensive academic review; rather, it serves as the conference paper for the first LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Summit in Canada, and is designed to assist in the development of concrete recommendations for advancing nation-wide and international work on this subject.