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Characteristics of Stress and Suicidal Ideation in the Disclosure of Sexual Orientation among Young French LGB Adults

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LPS (Laboratoire Psychologie Sociale), Aix Marseille University, 13100 Aix en Provence, France
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Department Psychology, Letter, Languages and History, LPS (Laboratoire Psychologie Sociale), 30000 Nimes, France
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Department Psychology, Letter, Languages and History, Laboratoire CHROME (Détection, Evaluation, Gestion de Risques CHOniques et éMergenst), 30000 Nimes, France
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(2), 290; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15020290
Received: 16 January 2018 / Revised: 2 February 2018 / Accepted: 4 February 2018 / Published: 7 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Suicide Research)
Background: Lesbians, gays, and bisexual people (LGB) present high levels of suicidal ideation. The disclosure of sexual orientation is a stressful experience which presents a high suicide risk. Research has not paid sufficient attention to stress during this disclosure in order to understand suicide among LGB people. The aims of this study were to investigate: (1) the characteristics of stress during this revelation, more precisely cognitive appraisal, emotions, and coping; and (2) associations between these characteristics and suicidal ideation. Method: A total of 200 LGB young adults answered the “Stressful situation assessment questionnaire”, focusing on the most stressful disclosure of sexual orientation they have ever experienced. Results: Avoidance coping is a good predictor of suicidal ideation, and mediates the association between primary appraisal (risk “Harm myself and others”) and suicidal ideation. Conclusions: Our study illustrates the need to better understand stress during the disclosure of sexual orientation to prevent and care for suicide risk among LGB young adults. View Full-Text
Keywords: suicide; stress; disclosure of sexual orientation; LGB young adults suicide; stress; disclosure of sexual orientation; LGB young adults
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Charbonnier, E.; Dumas, F.; Chesterman, A.; Graziani, P. Characteristics of Stress and Suicidal Ideation in the Disclosure of Sexual Orientation among Young French LGB Adults. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 290. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15020290

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Charbonnier E, Dumas F, Chesterman A, Graziani P. Characteristics of Stress and Suicidal Ideation in the Disclosure of Sexual Orientation among Young French LGB Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(2):290. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15020290

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Charbonnier, Elodie, Florence Dumas, Adam Chesterman, and Pierluigi Graziani. 2018. "Characteristics of Stress and Suicidal Ideation in the Disclosure of Sexual Orientation among Young French LGB Adults" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15, no. 2: 290. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15020290

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