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Minority Stress, Distress, and Suicide Attempts

Three Cohorts of Sexual Minority Adults: a U.S. Probability Sample

About the Course

Because LGBTQ+ issues and populations have become more accepted in the general public than in the past, researchers have wondered about the differences between age cohorts relative to social stressors for LGBTQ+ populations. This is a qualitative study aimed at separating research participants into one of three age cohorts, gathering information about responses to different stressors common across all three age cohorts, and comparing responses across all three age cohorts.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Minority Stress, Distress, and Suicide Attempts in Three Cohorts of Sexual Minority Adults: a U.S. Probability Sample created by Ilhan H. Meyer, PhD, et al. in 2021.

Publication Date:

PLoS ONE 16(3): e0246827. March 2021

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Ilhan H. Meyer, PhD

Dr. Meyer is the Williams Distinguished Senior Scholar for Public Policy at the Williams Institute and Professor Emeritus of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University. In several highly cited papers, Meyer has developed a model of minority stress. The model has guided his and other investigators’ population research on LGBT health disparities by identifying the processes by which social stressors impact health and describing the harm to LGBT people from prejudice and stigma. Meyer is the Principal Investigator of the Generations Study, a U.S. national probability study of stress, identity, health, and health care utilization across three cohorts of sexual minorities, and TransPop, the first national probability sample of transgender individuals in the U.S. Dr. Meyer has had more than 100 works published in peer reviewed journals.

Stephen T. Russell, PhD

Dr. Russell is an American sociologist and the Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor in Child Development at University of Texas at Austin. He studies adolescent development, with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing. Much of his research is guided by a commitment to create social change to support healthy development, and he is most proud of the research that has been used to shape local and state policies and laws for school safety. Dr. Russell has had mor than 200 works published in peer reviewed journals.

Philip L. Hammack, PhD

Phillip L. Hammack, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Sexual and Gender Diversity Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Hammack is an expert on gender and sexual identity diversity and diversity in intimate relationships. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the William T. Grant Foundation and has appeared in numerous scientific journals.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. To identify the researchers’ hypotheses based on how the life experiences of three cohorts may impact social stress response
  2. To identify several similarities and differences among responses of the three age cohorts relative to social stressors
  3. To describe possible influencing factors to the similarities/differences among the age cohorts

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Course Number 103212
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