Environmental Impact On Suicide Attempts in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth

Show: Healthy Children - The Talk Show for Parents

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Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D
Teen Health and Safety
Topic Info
Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health, Columbia University,comes on the show to discuss his study in the May issue of Pediatrics (published online April 18), that states that Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth have higher rates of suicide attempts than heterosexual youth living in counties that were less supportive of homosexuality.
Guest Info
Mark Hatzenbuehler recently completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Yale University. His research has documented that discrimination at the structural level may be harmful for the mental health of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community. He received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the mechanisms that link stigma to psychopathology. He also received an award from the American Psychological Association and the American Public Health Association. His research has been cited as evidence in legal cases on policies targeting gays and lesbians, including Perry vs. Schwarzenegger.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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