≪Organizer Abstract≫
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people encounter different stressors across their life that put them at risk for negative health outcomes. Family rejection, homonegativity, poverty, homophobic and transphobic bullying, and discrimination are some of the stressors associated with mental health related problems. However, unresponsive health systems and lack of clear practice guidelines in some countries prevent LGBT people from accessing adequate healthcare. This international symposium will focus on three negative psychological outcomes: non-suicidal self-injury, suicide risk, and risky sexual behavior. With samples of LGBT people from different countries including the USA, Canada, and the Philippines, the symposium will provide an international overview of these problems in different societies. The symposium will help attendees to understand the needs of LGBT people and reflect on clinical recommendations to provide appropriate psychological support. Also, the presenters will provide research suggestions to address these concerns to better account for LGBT health.
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