Suicide attempts among gay and bisexual men: lifetime prevalence and antecedents.

  title={Suicide attempts among gay and bisexual men: lifetime prevalence and antecedents.},
  author={Jay P. Paul and Joseph A. Catania and Lance M. Pollack and Judith T Moskowitz and Jesse A. Canchola and Thomas C. Mills and Diane Binson and R. A Stall},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={92 8},
OBJECTIVES We examined lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts and psychosocial correlates in a large population-based sample of men who have sex with men (MSM). METHODS A telephone probability sample of US urban MSM (n = 2881) were interviewed between November 1996 and February 1998. RESULTS Twenty-one percent had made a suicide plan; 12% had attempted suicide (almost half of those 12% were multiple attempters). Most who attempted suicide made their first attempt before age 25. Although… CONTINUE READING

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