Perceived racial, sexual identity, and homeless status-related discrimination among Black adolescents and young adults experiencing homelessness: Relations with depressive symptoms and suicidality.

There is a dearth of empirical evidence that addresses how racial minority, sexual minority, and homeless statuses, with their accompanying experiences of stigma and discrimination, are related to mental health in adolescent and young adult populations. The current study addresses this gap by examining the associations between multiple forms of discrimination, depressive symptoms, and suicidality in a sample of 89 Black adolescents and young adults (52% female; 47% nonheterosexual, ages 16–24) experiencing homelessness. Results from a series of ordinary least squares and logistic regressions suggested that perceived homelessness stigma and racial discrimination were associated with higher levels of depressive symptoms, controlling for gender, age, and other types of discrimination, while perceived sexual identity discrimination showed no association. Having ever spent a homeless night on the street, an indicator of homelessness severity, accounted for a substantial amount of the association between homelessness stigma and depressive symptoms. In contrast, suicidality was not significantly associated with any measure of discrimination, homelessness severity, or personal characteristics. We also found no indication that the associations between perceived discrimination targeted at racial and homelessness statuses and mental health differed by sexual minority status. Our results suggest that depressive symptoms and suicidality are prevalent among Black homeless youth, and ...
Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 May 2020Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Marian E. Betz, Michael D. Anestis
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research
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Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research
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Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums
Condition:   Suicide, Attempted Interventions:   Other: IPT A Suicide Crisis Intervention;   Other: Treatment As Usual Sponsor:   Rabin Medical Center Recruiting
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