First-Ever Long Island LGBTQ+ Study Reveals Sobering Numbers on Mental Health Issues - 27 East

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First-Ever Long Island LGBTQ+ Study Reveals Sobering Numbers on Mental Health Issues

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Over half of the survey respondents reported experiencing symptoms of chronic depression. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Over half of the survey respondents reported experiencing symptoms of chronic depression. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Over 70 percent of nonconforming survey respondents reported experiencing

Over 70 percent of nonconforming survey respondents reported experiencing "fair" or "poor" mental health. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Nearly half of survey respondents who had attempted suicide did not seek out follow-up care. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Nearly half of survey respondents who had attempted suicide did not seek out follow-up care. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Overall, nearly 17 percent of respondents reported that they had intentionally injured themselves within the past three years. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Overall, nearly 17 percent of respondents reported that they had intentionally injured themselves within the past three years. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Self-reported mental health status among respondents. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Self-reported mental health status among respondents. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Nearly 32 percent of respondents have been physically harassed based on their gender or sexual identity. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Nearly 32 percent of respondents have been physically harassed based on their gender or sexual identity. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Standout disparities for state and national data among the LGBTQ+ community. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Standout disparities for state and national data among the LGBTQ+ community. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

More than half of the survey respondents reported symptoms of chronic depression. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

More than half of the survey respondents reported symptoms of chronic depression. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Thirty-seven percent of respondents have experienced what they perceive as disrespectful or non-affirming treatment from healthcare providers or their staff, mostly associated with primary care or specialty care visits. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Thirty-seven percent of respondents have experienced what they perceive as disrespectful or non-affirming treatment from healthcare providers or their staff, mostly associated with primary care or specialty care visits. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Over 47 percent of respondents have been subjected to unwanted sexual conduct. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Over 47 percent of respondents have been subjected to unwanted sexual conduct. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Over 67 percent of respondents have been verbally harassed based on their gender or sexual identity. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Over 67 percent of respondents have been verbally harassed based on their gender or sexual identity. COURTESY STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Allison Eliscu, medical director of the Adolescent LGBTQ+ Care Program at Stony Brook Medicine and principal investigator of the study.

Allison Eliscu, medical director of the Adolescent LGBTQ+ Care Program at Stony Brook Medicine and principal investigator of the study.

Stony Brook Medicine and community partners present the results of the LGBTQ+ Health Needs Assessment Survey. Clockwise, from top left, Jennifer Jamilkowski, director of planning at Stony Brook Medicine; Allison Eliscu, medical director of the Adolescent LGBTQ+ Care Program at Stony Brook Medicine and principal investigator of the study; Lauren La Magna, public affairs manager at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic; Gregson Pigott, commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services; and Robert Chaloner, chief administrative officer at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Stony Brook Medicine and community partners present the results of the LGBTQ+ Health Needs Assessment Survey. Clockwise, from top left, Jennifer Jamilkowski, director of planning at Stony Brook Medicine; Allison Eliscu, medical director of the Adolescent LGBTQ+ Care Program at Stony Brook Medicine and principal investigator of the study; Lauren La Magna, public affairs manager at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic; Gregson Pigott, commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services; and Robert Chaloner, chief administrative officer at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

authorMichelle Trauring on Oct 12, 2022
According to The Trevor Project, members of the LGBTQ+ community are not inherently prone to mental and behavioral health concerns because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. But they... more

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