Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: LGBT

Experiences of Bullying May Explain “Paranoia” in Sexual Minorities

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Bullying leads to a feeling that people plan to harm you, which can be misconstrued as “paranoia” and considered a “psychotic symptom.”

Bill Would Introduce Fraud Convictions for Gay ‘Cure’ Therapists

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From PinkNews: A new bill has been introduced in California would would see practitioners of gay conversion therapy prosecuted for fraud. "The bill would build on the...

Study Confirms Higher Suicide Risk for Sexual Minority Adolescents

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Researchers report that sexual minority adolescents have considered, planned, and attempted suicide substantially more than their heterosexual peers.

APA Questions Announcement to Bar Trans People from Military

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From the American Psychological Association: The APA has challenged President's Trump announced ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military, citing research showing that...

How to Really Help LGBT Teens Thrive

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From The Atlantic: Although acceptance of LGBT individuals is growing, LGBT teens still on average experience lower life satisfaction and more depression than their straight peers,...

Pro-LGBT Policies Reduce Teen Suicide

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A study demonstrates a 7% reduction in suicide attempts for teens in states that had legalized same-sex marriage.

“David Bowie, Psychosis and Positive Nonconformity”

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For MinnPost, Susan Perry discusses the late singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie and his experiences with psychosis. She highlights the work of psychologist Vaughan Bell, who details how Bowie’s family history of psychosis is reflected in his work, and Stephanie Pappas, explaining “why Bowie’s positive expression of nonconformity has helped so many people who feel like misfits.”

“The Problem With Psych Meds and LGBT People”

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In an Op-Ed for The Advocate, activist Ally Nugent relates her experience of post-acute withdrawal syndrome and says that our mental health institutions disproportionately...