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The Connection between LGBT Adults and Depression

Posted on May 24, 2014 in Mental Health

The Connection between LGBT Adults and Depression

Depression is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans every year. Although it knows no boundaries with regards to race, gender, socio-economic status, or education, some groups are more likely to struggle with this particular mental health disorder than others. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is one of the groups that is especially vulnerable.  Individuals who identify themselves as LGBT are more likely to struggle with depression than their heterosexual peers.

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LGBTQ People, Mental Health, and Societal Healing

Posted on June 29, 2011 in Mental Health

LGBTQ People, Mental Health, and Societal Healing

Among young people ages 15 to 24, suicide is the third-leading cause of death, and among young people of the same age group who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), the number of suicides is reported to be five times higher than among their heterosexual counterparts. According to a study reported in the American Journal of Public Health, 6 percent of LGBT youth attempted suicide in 2010. These numbers are alarming, especially when suicide as a cause of death is considered to be preventable.

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