Intersecting identities and social support impacting suicidal ideation and attempts among gender minority adults
Pate, Ashley R.
Item TypeGraduate Thesis
AdvisorNadorff, Michael R.
CommitteeDeShong, Hilary L.
Stafford, Ty W. D.
Embargo TypeVisible to MSU only for 2 Years
Embargo Lift Date12/15/2021
Suicidality rates are far higher among gender minority individuals than in the general population. This study sought to determine if intersecting identities and social support play a role in these rates. There were no differences in suicidality among gender minorities with an intersecting sexual minority identity. For intersecting racial/ethnic identities, it was found that White individuals were more likely to report past suicidal ideation than racial/ethnic minority individuals. Family support was independently associated with less suicidal ideation, whereas gender minority friend support was independently associated with an increase in suicidal ideation.