What are the correlations between being LGBT and Mormon and increased depression/anxiety and suicidal thoughts? How has the Mormon LGBT community responded to the most recent uptick in discussions about Mormon LGBT suicide? What are the safest and most effective ways to address suicide in the LGBT Mormon community? Licensed marriage and family therapist Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen draws on the personal and professional insights of fellow therapists Laura Dulin and Josh Weed as well as podcast regular Kendall Wilcox (co-chair of the Utah Commission on LGBT Suicide Awareness and Prevention) to better understand these questions as well as highlight resources and best practices for addressing the needs of the community.
Best practices referred to in this episode:
- Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide
- Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations
- Family Acceptance Project
- LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention Resources
Music by Micah Dahl Anderson