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Psychological quality of life (QOL)
in the LGBT communities
* Harassment, abuse, discrimination and stigma are "nearly
universal" experiences among lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender individuals (APA, 2008).
* Sexual and gender minorities are 2.5 times more likely than
heterosexuals to have a mental health disorder (Cochran, Sullivan
t Mays, 2003).
* "LGBT people may face unique risks to their mental health
and well-being, which mental health care providers should be
aware of" (Bostwick, 2007).
Center for Psychosocial Health Research
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
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Stem, Wiley & Vosvick, Mark A. Mindfulness, Self-Esteem and Positive States of Mind: Correlates of Mental Health in LGBT Individuals, presentation, April 19, 2012; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc93281/m1/2/?q=vosvick%2C%20mark: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.