Life on the seesaw: a qualitative study of suicide resiliency factors for young gay men.

@article{Fenaughty2003LifeOT,
  title={Life on the seesaw: a qualitative study of suicide resiliency factors for young gay men.},
  author={John Fenaughty and Niki Harr{\'e}},
  journal={Journal of homosexuality},
  year={2003},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={1-22}
}
While considerable research has highlighted the factors that increase gay youth suicide risk, there has been much less emphasis on protective factors. Using grounded theory methodology, we explored the suicide resiliency in eight young gay men in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Common themes emerged, including positive social norms and conditions, high levels of support, identification with role models and high self-esteem. These were integrated with "known" risk factors to form the Seesaw Model of Gay… CONTINUE READING

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