Control Prev. I discussed two conceptual views of stress; each implies different points for public health and public policy interventions. Because I work at Rutgers, and because I am gay and a psychotherapist, it is perhaps understandable that Tyler Clementi has been on my mind all semester. Personal challenges and mental health problems. Unfortunately, because of the way they were originally designed, most of these studies do not yield information about whether and to what extent such risks might be greater for various subgroups within the sexual minority population e. Transgender Youth and Their Parents If you thought it might be hard for a parent to hear that a child is gay or lesbian, imagine what it must be like to hear that your son feels he was born into the wrong body and is really a woman or that your daughter is certain she was meant to be a man. Say what you like about homosexuality, as long as you understand that nobody will ever know with any certainty what causes it or how it came about, as is the case with all mental states.
There probably are a number of factors.
Leave this field blank. Minority stress theory Meyerhas provided a foundational framework for understanding sexual minority mental health disparities Inst. I am happy this idea comforts parents, but is it true? The American Psychiatric Association states in their official statement release on the matter:
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