Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou summarise a recent review, which proposes a new theoretical framework to provide effective mental health support for LGBTQ+ youth.[read the full story...]
LGBTQ+ parental rejection: how do adults maintain ties with their parents?
Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a recent qualitative study exploring how LGBTQ+ adults maintain their relationships with parents who rejected their identity.[read the full story...]
Self-stigma and depression amongst sexual minorities: can mindfulness help?
Brendan Dunlop summarises a recent Chinese cross-sectional study, which looks at how mindfulness may be useful in reducing self-stigma and depressive symptoms in lesbian, gay and bisexual people.[read the full story...]
Increased suicide risk where race/ethnicity and sexual orientation intersect
In his debut blog, Brendan Dunlop summarises a study finding a relationship between minority sexual orientation, ethnicity and suicide risk in adolescents.[read the full story...]
“It doesn’t mean they aren’t after you”: sexual minorities and paranoia
Sarah Carr explores a recent cross-sectional study on sexual minority status and symptoms of psychosis, which looks at the role of bullying, discrimination, social support and drug use.[read the full story...]
Sexual orientation and suicidal behaviour: what are the specific risk factors for suicidality in young LGB people?
Alexandra Pitman and Sarah Rowe publish their debut elf blog on a brand new systematic review and meta-analysis looking at sexual orientation and suicidal behaviour in adolescents and young adults.
This is the fifth in a series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.[read the full story...]
“Queer in the head”? Do LGB people in the UK have poorer mental health? #LGBTHM17
At the start of LGBT History Month, Sarah Carr presents some recent research into sexual orientation and symptoms of common mental disorder or low wellbeing.[read the full story...]
The harms of psychotherapy: are BME and LGBT communities more at risk?
Keith Laws and Samei Huda mull over a recent national survey looking at patients experiences of the harms of psychotherapy. The study reports that both black and minority ethnic people and lesbian, gay and bisexual people reported higher rates of long-lasting negative effects of psychotherapy.[read the full story...]
What influences physical and mental health-related quality of life for LGBT older people?
Sarah Carr explores a US study on what is associated with physical and mental health-related quality of life for older LGBT people.[read the full story...]
Fit to practice? LGBT inclusion in health and social care education and accreditation
Sarah Carr explores a study on the inclusion of LGBT issues in health and social care education and accreditation and finds worrying marginalisation.[read the full story...]