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Sexual minority college students report more stress, higher mental health utilization

June 9, 2017

College students who identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning or queer reported higher rates of psychological distress, academic impairment related to mental health, and were more likely to utilize services on and off-campus, compared with heterosexual peers.

“It’s encouraging that college students who identify as sexual minorities are more likely to utilize mental health services, but our findings suggest there is a need to develop campus-based mental health services tailored to this group and address barriers to using them,” Michael S. Dunbar, PhD, an associate behavioral scientist at RAND Corporation, said in a press release.

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Suicidality rates differ among transgender adults

May 18, 2017
Transgender adults had significantly higher rates of suicidal ideation and attempts, with suicidal ideation more common in male-to-female individuals and attempted…
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Black teens with mental illnesses at increased risk for HIV, STIs

April 6, 2017
For black teenagers, who account for 63% of new adolescent HIV cases in the United States, education on proper coping mechanisms targeting depression, emotion
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Transgender students exhibit higher-risk drinking patterns

April 4, 2017
Recent findings indicated transgender college students may engage in more problematic drinking patterns and experience more negative alcohol-related consequences…
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The Role of the Psychiatrist Working with Transgender Patients

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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services February 2016 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

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Sexual minority college students report more stress, higher mental health utilization

June 9, 2017
College students who identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning or queer reported higher rates of psychological distress, academic impairment…

In the Journals

Suicidality rates differ among transgender adults

May 18, 2017
Transgender adults had significantly higher rates of suicidal ideation and attempts, with suicidal ideation more common in male-to-female individuals…

In the Journals

Black teens with mental illnesses at increased risk for HIV, STIs

April 6, 2017
For black teenagers, who account for 63% of new adolescent HIV cases in the United States, education on proper coping mechanisms targeting

In the Journals

Transgender students exhibit higher-risk drinking patterns

April 4, 2017
Recent findings indicated transgender college students may engage in more problematic drinking patterns and experience more negative alcohol-related…

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Bystander intervention program reduced sexual violence among high-school students

March 28, 2017
Sexual violence and other forms of interpersonal violence perpetration were drastically reduced among Kentucky high schools following the

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Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Side Effects: Incidence, Assessment, Clinical Implications, and Management

Psychiatric Annals, March 2017, Volume 47 Issue 3
Antidepressant medications can cause numerous types of sexual dysfunction. It is important to screen for and treat antidepressant-induced sexual…

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Adolescent suicide attempts decrease after passage of same-sex marriage laws

February 20, 2017
Recent findings suggest that implementation of same-sex marriage policies reduced suicide attempts among adolescent sexual minorities. “Prior…

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Mental health treatment lacking for gay men

February 2, 2017
Depression and suicidality in gay men require significantly increased efforts from health care providers, educators and researchers, according to…

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Mental health care lacking for transgender, sexual minority adults

January 30, 2017
Transgender and bisexual adults were significantly more likely to report unmet needs for mental health care and untreated depression, compared with…

Pediatrician alliance releases support guide for transgender children

September 29, 2016
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation — in partnership with the AAP and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians — today released…

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