Depression and Suicidality in Gay Men: Implications for Health Care Providers
Carrie Lee, John L Oliffe, Mary T Kelly, Olivier Ferlatte
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MENS HEALTH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2017
Gay men are a subgroup vulnerable to depression and suicidality. The prevalence of depression among gay men is three times higher than the general adult population. Because depression is a known risk factor for suicide, gay men are also at high risk for suicidality. Despite the high prevalence of depression and suicidality, health researchers and health care providers have tended to focus on sexual health issues, most often human immunodeficiency virus in gay men. Related to this, gay men's health has often been defined by sexual practices, and poorly understood are the intersections of gay men's physical and mental health with social determinants of health including ethnicity, locale, educa..View full abstract
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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by Movember Canada (Grant #11R18455).