Family acceptance in adolescence and the health of LGBT young adults. The treatment of adolescent suicide attempters tasa study: Finally, a recent study conceptualized gay-related rejection sensitivity as an indicator of psychological functioning Pachankis et al. Keep up with NAMI news and events, or take the next step and become a member. How depressed and suicidal sexual minority adolescents understand the causes of their distress.
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Retrospective reports of biased-based victimization are also related to psychological distress and overall well-being in young adulthood, suggesting that these experiences in school carry forward to later developmental stages Toomey et al. Health care access among individuals involved in same-sex relationships. A small number of studies have begun to test treatment approaches that address the specific mental health needs of LGBT populations, including youth. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health.
Compared with other students, negative attitudes toward LGB persons may put these youth at increased risk for experiences with violence.