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Why are faith-informed conversations needed?

Other high-risk groups which may intersect with faith and belief

The following draws from the research and engagement work of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council, carried out in November 2022.

Groups considered at high risk of suicide

Common causes of suicidal feelings

Suicide and LGBTQI+ people

Engagement showed that there can be stigma associated with LGBTQI+ identities within some faith communities. It was found that some people may find it hard to speak about trauma around identity due to the implications on family reputation, community shame and breakdown of family relationships, thereby increasing risk. There is a need for greater awareness of these communities within faith spaces, as well as further engagement work to address stigma and improve understanding.

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