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Running head: PLAN SUPPORT1Plan SupportMisty McGuireSouthern New Hampshire University
PLAN SUPPORT2The social perspective of psychology can be used to approach the problem of suicideamong LGBT teens. LGBT teens need to feel a sense of belonging, know that they are going tobe accepted by the peers, and not feel socially excluded.One fundamental concept within the social psychology that can be used to address theproblem of suicide among LGBT teens is social influence. "Much of our social behavior aims toincrease our feelings of belonging. To gain acceptance, we generally conform to groupstandards" (Myers, 2017, p. 3.29). If LGBT teens have a sense of belonging they will be lesslikely to attempt suicide.Another fundamental concept within the social psychology that can be used to addressthe problem of suicide among LGBT teens is depressed thinking cycle. "Negative thoughts and
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