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One in 10 has been gay-bashed. Founded inthe Movement Advancement Project MAP is an independent, nonprofit think tank that provides rigorous research, insight and communications that help speed equality and opportunity for all. This center offers free telephone, one-to-one chat, and e-mail support from peers on a variety of issues, as well as GLBTQ information and resources. Risk factors Depression and other mental health problems Alcohol or drug use Stress from prejudice and discrimination family rejection, harassment, bullying, violence Feelings of social isolation Protective factors Family acceptance Connections to friends and others who care about them Sense of safety Reference Haas, A. If we do not eliminate homophobia and if we fail to change perceptions of mental illness, gay and bisexual men will continue to endure high rates of suicide.





Homophobia is not the only reason these men contemplated suicide.

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Many Still Here participants also described how they were confronted with homophobia and stigmatizing attitudes when they opened up to talk about their feelings to their doctor or counsellor. Each participant met with a research team member to describe his photographs and to share his story. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.

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