122. Exploring the Influence of Organized Religion and Personal Religiosity on Suicidal Ideation Among Young Sexual Minority Women: A Qualitative Investigation

Despite the growing research on suicide risk factors within the LGBTQ+ community, there is a deficit of literature addressing the role of religion on suicidal ideation in this population. Religious identities are conventionally seen as protective for mental health outcomes among the general population. However, research has demonstrated that LGBTQ+ individuals involved in organized religion may experience internalized conflict when reconciling these two identities. Additionally, existing literature addresses the LGBTQ+ community as a whole, which obscures subgroups of young lesbian and bisexual women and non-binary individuals assigned female at birth (AFAB).
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research