LGBTQ+ Coping Strategies and Mental Illness

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance states that The Trevor Project estimated 10.5% of youth aged 13-18 self-identify as LGBTQ+ (Madireddy, 2021). Out of those LGBTQ+ youth, 72% reported symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder and 62% have reported symptoms of major depressive disorder (Paley, 2021). Due to the increased prevalence of LGBTQ+ youth with mental illness, there is a need for healthcare providers to intervene, especially with the use of effective coping strategies. However, there is a lack of healthcare professionals who are equipped with the knowledge of the most effective coping strategies for LBGTQ+ youth. This study hopes to explore the different types of coping strategies that have been used for LGBTQ+ youth and find the most effective tools that healthcare professionals can use.



Work Title LGBTQ+ Coping Strategies and Mental Illness
Open Access
  1. Erica R Johnson
  2. Camille Flack
  3. Amanda Susan Bingham
  1. Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival 2022
  2. Undergraduate Research
License CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
Work Type Article
  1. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Unger
Publication Date April 22, 2022
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Deposited April 18, 2022




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    • LGBTQ+ Adolescents with Mental Illness and the Effects of Coping Strategies
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