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Resilience Factors For Suicide Among Lesbians: Study Seeks Participants

This study looks at how hope and mindfulness can help in the reduction of suicidal thoughts and behaviours.


Fourth year psychology students from the School of Health Sciences and Psychology at Federation University Australia are seeking lesbians and gay people to participate in a study about resilience factors for suicide.

Participants must be at least 18 years or older to participate in the study that is under the supervision of Professor Suzanne McLaren.

Mental health, including suicide, is an important concern for lesbian and gay adults. The majority of research has investigated the risk factors of suicide, but few studies have investigated the positive potential of individual minds to protect them against suicide. This study will focus on how mindfulness (self-awareness and being in the moment) and hope for the future can aid in reducing levels of suicide ideation and behaviours.

The information collected will be valuable to health professionals aiming to assist lesbians and gay men.

Volunteers are asked to complete a questionnaire that takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

Participants are not required to put their name at the top of the questionnaires, protecting anonymity. The questionnaire asks for background information, as well as questions relating to mindfulness, hope for the future, belongingness needs and feeling like a burden on others, and suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

Participants may withdraw from the questionnaire at any time if they wish or if they are experiencing distress.

For more information and to participate, click here

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