Faith Communities and the Well-Being of LGBT Youth

Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, 2020.


This article, based on research findings, provides education about the increased risks of mental health consequences faced by LGBTQ youth.


Overview of how religion and medicine can both support LGBTQ youth; how faith communities can help; finding and building common ground in faith and medicine; additional resources

Recommended Audience

Any congregational leader seeking to better support the health of LGBTQ youth



Practical Applications

  • Provide as a resource to your care team.
  • Read and discuss as a leadership or small group team to develop care skills.

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