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Gay men and lesbians more likely to seek treatment for mental health and substance abuse

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  1. “The pervasive and historically rooted societal pathologising of homosexuality may contribute to this propensity for treatment by construing homosexuality and issues associated with it as mental health problems,”

    …or that gay men & women are more likely to have been bullied, verbally/physically attacked and discriminated against than straights… PTSD is not uncommon

    But 48.5% of gays lesbians and bisexuals sought mental health treatment?

    Surely that’s an indication something must be done.

  2. Brian Burton 15 Aug 2009, 6:49am

    I do not belive these ‘suggested findings’ by these people. There are far more mentaly unstable people in Britain today. Thats without counting or taking a singls Gay man or woman into account. These findings must not also be bandied about and added to the ficticious side of Gay discrimination. There are enough anti-gay fanatics out there dreaming up ways and means to use against us.

  3. Yes 48.5% does seem rather high.

    But presumably they have the data to back it up?

  4. I think it is just another way to get at us, to be honest. California is not the healthiest of places for gays to live in. The Mormom church has seen to that along with the other dangerous crazies.

  5. Correction: Mormon church

  6. Har Davids 16 Aug 2009, 2:16pm

    On behalf of all gays, Nortsider, thank you for demonstrating what kind of people may be at the root of substance abuse and mental health problems of some of us. You may not (want to) realize it, but in some parts of the world it’s very tough to be gay, sometimes even dangerous. But, of course, you don’t care at all.

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