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Table 1 Recommendations on how to improve the videos brought up by the participants

From: Perceptions of LGBQ+ youth and experts of suicide prevention video messages targeting LGBQ+ youth: qualitative study

General Aspects of the Video
 • Feature various protagonists of different LGBTQ+ groups and gender identities as well as different personal styles and appearances to offer opportunities for identification
 • Consider different characteristics of LGBTQ+ groups in the production of the videos and address their specific issues carefully (e.g., specific issues bisexual adolescents have to face)
 • Authentic appearance and narrative of the protagonist
 • Videos should have a certain level of quality but not be overproduced (no background noise or blurry pictures)
 • Feature different narratives to offer opportunities for identification
 • Feature a lived experience: provide a narrative that starts by outlining briefly past adverse circumstances (a “low point”) followed by a detailed description of how life got or is now better
 • Details are essential, and advice or ways on how to overcome a crisis should be specific
 • Personal narrative should be positive, but should not diminish negative aspects in life; videos should have a “happy end”
 • Address issues typically encountered during adolescence which are not necessarily only LGBTQ+ related
 • Address suicidality explicitly using a positive framing: describe a suicidal crisis and show ways how to positively cope with it
 • Provide resources to professional help services in the videos in order to assist with suicidal ideation and behaviors