Suicide risk among LGBTQ+ adolescents in Canada

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Jess Williams examines a nationally representative population-based study on suicidality among sexual minority and transgender adolescents in Canada.

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Trans and gender diverse youth more likely to be admitted to hospital for suicidality and self-harm, according to US study

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Sarah Carr reflects on a recent US study that “perhaps tells us something deeper about the discrimination and stigmatisation in mental health that needs to be tackled.”

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Minority stress and self-esteem: the thoughts of sexual minority young adults

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou consider a qualitative study on sexual minority youth perspectives on minority stress and factors negatively affecting self-esteem.

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How can we provide inclusive mental health care for LGBTQ+ youth?

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou summarise a recent review, which proposes a new theoretical framework to provide effective mental health support for LGBTQ+ youth.

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Spilling the T about the Q+: supporting mental health in queer youth

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Will Koehler explores a recent meta-narrative review investigating effective mental health support for the LGBTQ+ youth community.

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LGBTQ+ parental rejection: how do adults maintain ties with their parents?

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a recent qualitative study exploring how LGBTQ+ adults maintain their relationships with parents who rejected their identity.

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Substance use is higher and more excessive in transgender people: evidence, limitations and gaps

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Ivan Ezquerra-Romano summarises a systematic review looking into the prevalence of substance use among transgender people compared to their cisgender counterparts.

Today we also announce the launch of a new survey that will help us understand alcohol use in UK transgender and non-binary people.

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The experiences of young LGBTQ+ people self-managing their mental health

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Natalie Kashirsky critiques a recent qualitative study which looks at LGBTQ+ young people’s experiences and perceptions of self-managing their mental health.

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Childhood trauma, bullying-victimisation and the mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a study from the Netherlands that looks at the links between childhood trauma, bullying-victimization and mental illness in people from sexual minority groups.

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Microaggressions and social exclusion: experiences of transgender people

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Talen Wright summarises a recent study investigating microaggressions against transgender individuals as a form of social exclusion. She goes on to suggest how practitioners can reduce microaggressions and foster affirmation and inclusivity in their practice.

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