According to a new Stonewall Scotland survey reveals that 3% of gay men and 7% of bisexual men had tried to kill themselves compared with 0.4% of all men.
UK Press Association reports:
Gay men in Scotland are nearly eight times more likely to have attempted suicide in the last year and four times more likely to have taken drugs than heterosexual men, a survey has suggested.
A survey on gay and bisexual men’s health by Stonewall Scotland has found 3% of gay men and 7% of bisexual men have attempted to take their own life in last year, compared to 0.4% of the general population.
It also found 44% had taken drugs in the last year, compared to 11% of the general population, with gay men more than twice as likely to take cannabis (21%) and cocaine (10%), as well as amphetamines and tranquillisers (4%). One in four had taken the muscle relaxant amyl nitrate, commonly known as poppers, compared to just 1% of men in general.
Gay men are also three times more likely to take ecstasy (9%), four times more likely to take ketamine (4%) and seven times more likely to take mephedrone (7%). The survey also found 2% had taken GHB and 1% crystal meth.
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