Minority Stress

Young adults whose families supported their gay or transgender identity had better overall physical and mental health (Ryan et al., 2009)

  • Higher self-esteem
  • Less likely to be depressed (8x less likely)
  • Lower substance use rates (3x less likely)
  • Decreased suicidality rates (8.5x less)

William Nickley, MFA, BSD (He/him) and Camille Snyder, MFA candidate (She/her)
Dept of Design, College of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University