Suicide ideation among Southern U.S. Sexual minority college students

Academic Article


  • Sexual minority individuals are at higher risk for suicide ideation compared with heterosexual individuals. We tested whether the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide explains increased suicide ideation among sexual minority college students living in the southeastern region of the United States. The cross-sectional study assessed correlates of suicide ideation in a convenience sample (n = 82) of sexual minority college students. Perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness correlated with suicide ideation. However, only perceived burdensomeness correlated with suicide ideation while controlling for depressive symptoms. Pending replication, perceived burdensomeness may be a target for suicide prevention and intervention among sexual minority college students.
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  • Death Studies  Journal
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    Author List

  • Wolford-Clevenger C; Frantell KA; Brem MJ; Garner A; Rae Florimbio A; Grigorian H; Shorey RC; Stuart GL
  • Start Page

  • 223
  • End Page

  • 229
  • Volume

  • 44
  • Issue

  • 4