The number of older adults has been steadily increasing into the millions, and˙ among this population are many older adults who identify as LGBTQ. The sub group of LGBTQ among the older adult population is underserved in the spectrum of physical and mental health. LGBTQ older adults live in the shadows of society due to stigma and discrimination of their sexual orientation or gender identity, inhibiting appropriate mental health care. The following chapters provide statistical mental health information, specifically depression among LGBTQ older adults. The literature review depicts the risk factors of depression in older adults and specific risk factors ofLGBTQ older adults. The grant proposal will allow LGBTQ older adults to seek mental health services for major depressive disorder, in a gay friendly environment. The program entitled, The Other Side of the Rainbow, will be facilitated at The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
|Advisor:||Washington, Thomas Alex|
|Commitee:||Campbell, Venetta, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, GLBT Studies|
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