Preventing mental health problems among lesbian and gay college students

Anthony R. D'Augelli

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Abstract

Young adults who self-identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual experience major stresses in managing their sexual orientation. They are at risk for serious mental health problems, including suicide and depression. The mental health concerns of lesbian and gay male college students are reviewed. These problems result from the difficulties involved in developing a lesbian or gay personal identity, and are exacerbated by widespread negative attitudes, harassment, and violence directed toward lesbians and gay men on college campuses. Several systemic preventive interventions are recommended to decrease mental health problems in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-261
Number of pages17
JournalThe Journal of Primary Prevention
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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