Coping with Minority Stress

How 2S/LGBTQ+ people respond to unique stressors and what this means for mental health

For many 2S/LGBTQ+ people, our experience of mental health is influenced by factors like stigma, discrimination, rejection and homo- and transphobia. Together, these experiences contribute to a burden sometimes referred to as “minority stress”. This primer, intended for community organizations, service providers, and others, introduces the available research on coping and minority stress. Part of a mental health primer series, this document provides an entry point for anyone interested in learning more about how we can respond to coping and minority stress in the work that we do.


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Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
Coping with Minority Stress
Coping with Minority Stress
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