Depression and Attempted Suicide among LGBTQ College Students: Fostering Resilience to the Effects of Heterosexism and Cisgenderism on Campus

This study investigates a national sample of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and trans students to determine the association between mental health and microaggressions, victimization, psychological resilience, pride, and outness. Interpersonal microaggressions was a risk factor for depression and attempted suicide among cisgender LGBQ students, and was a risk factor for depression among trans students. Meanwhile, in all but one model, resilience was a protective factor which moderated the microaggressions-suicide relationship among cisgender LGBQ students. Pride moderated the victimization-depression relationship among trans students.

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