Many gay and lesbian people in the UK live very dynamic lives. School support groups, other school factors, and the safety of sexual minority adolescents. Theory Pract. Findings showed that the link between minority stress measured as LGB victimization and stress related to coming out and mental health measured as depression and suicide ideation was mediated by perceived burdensomeness.
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Same-sex sexual orientation, childhood sexual abuse, and suicidal behavior in university students in Turkey. LGBT is an acronym used to refer to people who select those sexual or gender identity labels as personally meaningful for them, and sexual and gender identities are complex and historically situated DiamondRosario et al.
A solid body of research has identified LGBT youth mental health risk factors at both the structural or societal levels as well as in interpersonal interactions with family and peers when they are characterized by minority stress. Gender identity diagnoses: history and controversies.
Less attention has focused on intrapersonal characteristics of LGB youth that may be accentuated by minority stress, but several new studies show promising results for identifying vulnerability as well as strategies for clinical practice.
LGBT mental health must be understood in the context of other salient personal identities: gender, ethnic, cultural, and religious.