LGBTQ+ Bereavement by Suicide Research Study

Support After Suicide Partnership commissioned Crossland and Jones to carry out research into the experiences of suicide bereavement among people who identify as LGBTQ+, this report presents the findings.

This research is much needed given that those who are bereaved by suicide and those that identify as LGBTQ+ are at an increased risk of suicide. 20 people participated in the study from various backgrounds, experiences and identities. The study highlights experiences of discrimination, exclusion, isolation, guilt, shame, and poor responses from primary care services, bereavement services and the coroner’s court. Participants spoke of the value of peer support, LGBTQ+-specific support and community responses to bereavement.