McAndrew, S and Warne, AR 2012, 'Gay children and suicidality: The importance of nurturance' , Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33 (6) , pp. 348-354.
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Suicidality among young people is a global concern, with international studies demonstrating an increased prevalence among young gay men. Being gay is not inevitably linked to mental illness, but growing up gay in a heterosexist society can compromise mental well being. This qualitative study, using free association narrative interviewing, offers an in-depth understanding of gay men’s experience. One shared experience that emerged was “knowing and not knowing,” the story of gay children growing up in a heterosexist society. This story provides valuable insights for mental health nurses becoming more attuned to the importance of providing professional nurturing of gay children.
|Themes:||Health and Wellbeing|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Issues in Mental Health Nursing|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Depositing User:||SL McAndrew|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jun 2012 10:06|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2013 17:28|
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