Category: Psychology

Gay and Bipolar Disorder: What to Know
Gay and Bipolar Disorder: What to Know

Gay people are more likely to experience mental health difficulties. These issues may be exacerbated by stigmatization, prejudice, and discrimination. What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is diagnosed when a person experiences periods of extreme mood swings. This disorder can cause sad, hopeless, or irritable moods and grandiose behavior in people who are manic—they may […]

LGBTQIA+ Affirmation and Safety: ‘Belonging, like Air, is a Fundamental Human Need.’
LGBTQIA+ Affirmation and Safety: ‘Belonging, like Air, is a Fundamental Human Need.’

For LGBTQIA+ People of Color, feeling safe in their own skin is an ongoing struggle. Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond explains why… In March 2021, The Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBTQIA+ youth, published a report estimating that suicide attempts among U.S. LGBTQIA+ youth are one every 45 seconds. The report cited discrimination, […]

LGBT Youth and Mental Health
LGBT Youth and Mental Health

LGBTQ youth face a disproportionately high suicide rate. Although such statistics are alarming, more needs to be done to address this mental health crisis in the LGBTQ community. Anxiety among LGBTQ Youth A survey of LGBTQ youth suggests that they are 2.4 times as likely as their peers to experience symptoms of anxiety and depression. […]