Estimating the Population Prevalence and Risk of Suicide for the LGBTQ+ Population in the United States
2022 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $89,888
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies
Byungkyu Lee, Ph.D.
Inside the Research
While a higher rate of suicidal ideation and attempts for LGBTQ+ people has been well documented, the rate of death by suicide remains unknown. Given the known differences between ideation, attempts, and deaths, there is a pressing need to better understand the risk and protective factors for death by suicide among the LGBTQ+ population. This study integrates suicide cases into the general population of living individuals through pioneering data harmonization to provide initial estimates of risk and protective factors associated with suicide for LGBTQ+ individuals.