What is it about?
There can be distinct challenges to spiritual expression and mental health issues for youth who identify as LGBT+.The goal of this paper was to undertake a systematic review of the available evidence to investigate the relationship between mental health, spirituality and religion as experienced by LGBT+ youth.
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Why is it important?
The key findings highlighted issues around discriminatory attitudes, shame related to disclosure, spirituality as a supportive resource, internalised conflict and external factors around sexual orientation concerns. The psychological, social and health implications are presented and discussed.
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This page is a summary of: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Spirituality, Religion and Mental Health Among Youth Who Identify as LGBT+: A Systematic Literature Review, Journal of Religion and Health, February 2020, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s10943-020-00989-7.
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