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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

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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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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…
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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.

Topics include identity in transgenderism, mental health facility design, and transition from adolescent services to…
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Reduction of stigma key to changes to DSM-5 gender dysphoria diagnosis

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