Pathway 2N – ‘Conversion Therapy’ Reduces Suicide [P2N-22-23]

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Dr. Sullins will rebut recent research which falsely concludes that “conversion therapy” increases suicide, showing that, when corrected, the evidence demonstrates just the opposite. Adult suicide attempts are reduced 80% following conversion therapy. Denying suicide-prone sexual minorities access to conversion therapy denies them a valuable resource for reducing suicide, and may bring about the very harm that those currently opposed to such therapy desire to prevent.

Proposed Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish the suicide characteristics of the sexual minority population.
  • Assess the quality of evidence for the claim that conversion therapy exacerbates sexual minority suicide.
  • Describe the four main types of morbidity studied in suicide research.
  • Identify the two main types of conversion therapy and the effect of each on suicide morbidity.
  • Discuss and assess the reasonable cautions persons considering or involved in conversion therapy may want to consider.

Course Content


  • Video Lesson