Research suggests that some populations or groups of people experience higher rates of suicide than others. But it’s important to remember that there is no one cause of suicide.
Having a particular identity or background does not mean that you will experience suicidal thoughts, or attempt suicide. However, marginalization, discrimination, oppression and lack of support are risk factors for suicide. People can have suicidal thoughts because of the way they are treated by others, not because of who they are.
To find out more information about how suicide affects different communities and populations, visit the links below.