Mental health correlates of perceived discrimination among lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in the United States. Mental health and substance use disorders in Latino and Asian-American lesbian, gay and bisexual adults. Temple University Press; American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Much has been learned from population-based surveys, but researchers studying LGBT suicidal behavior and suicide risk need to augment this research method with other approaches. Most surveys have assessed lifetime or past year suicide attempts or bothbut have used a much more recent time period, such as the last two weeks or last 30 days, in assessing symptoms of mental disorders or mental distress.
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Substance abuse and mental health disparities: However, the strength of the empirical evidence that significant numbers of LGBT people suffer from mood, anxiety and substance use disorders compels concerted action aimed at encouraging help seeking, improving the quality and availability of culturally appropriate mental health services, and generating greater federal responsiveness to the mental health problems of LGBT people. BrownPhD, 20 Gary M. Among the most salient findings to emerge from recent research are those linking public policies that discriminate against sexual minorities to elevated rates of mental disorders in LGB people Hatzenbuehler, Keyes, et al. Comparisons across sexual identity groups in a national sample of young Australian women.
Given the stigma and secrecy associated with minority sexual orientation and gender identity, psychological autopsy methods appear to have limited utility for this purpose King et al. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. BrownPhD, 20 Gary M. Thus, reported suicidal ideation does not appear to be a stable predictor of LGB suicidal behavior. One clinical study reported a disproportionate number of suicide deaths among Dutch transsexual women and men receiving hormone therapy, compared to the general population van Kesteren et al. The impact of gender-role nonconforming behavior, bullying, and social support on suicidality among gay male youth. Suicidality patterns and sexual orientation-related factors among lesbian, gay and bisexual youths.