Study on suicide prevention is recruiting in Vancouver

As many as 1 in 5 gay and bisexual men
have attempted suicide.
We don’t know why.

A research study in Vancouver is gathering personal life-stories of men who have attempted suicide as an adult, in order to better understand this important issue. This study is asking local community-based organizations to help get the word out to people who:

  • Identify as a gay, bisexual, queer, or two-spirit man or trans-man, or
    are sexually attracted to other men,
  • Are 30 years of age or older,
  • Have attempted suicide since age 21, and
  • Are 2 years beyond your most recent suicide attempt

They will be asked to share their story in a confidential 1-on-1 interview. By participating individuals will help to improve suicide prevention efforts that work for our communities. Download the poster to put up in your agency or to circulate.

This study is conducted by Travis Salway Hottes as part of a doctoral
dissertation at the University of Toronto.