9 March 2005

Abuse, fear and shame...Suicide

A recent study, from Canada, of 32 young gay men suggests that the participants all had something in common when talking about why they tried to commit suicide. 32 gay men between the ages of 18 and 35 years who had attempted suicide at least once, some as young as age 11, revealed in the recent study that they all shared a common link: a lifelong struggle to feel good about themselves and live in harmony with their social environment. They all said that abuse, fear and shame were the motivator for their suicide attempt and not their sexual orientation. Even though I never attempted suicide, I just hid for so many years, I can truly understand what these guys had to say. Read more here...

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