Gay, bisexual men have lower suicide risk in more tolerant countries

The study, which used data from 48 countries, bolsters previous research showing that a country’s anti-LGBTQ laws, policies and social attitudes create structural stigma, which may negatively impact the mental health of gay and bisexual men. This study used a new approach to test the negative mental health consequences of structural stigma by examining data from gay and bisexual men who moved between countries with differing levels of structural stigma. The research was published online in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology .