Source: Healio News
Topic: Inclusive Language and Culture, Mental Health/Health, Research Studies
Population Focus: Rural LGBTQ
This survey underscores the importance of tailored public health action to support sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations. Negative mental health effects and increased substance use caused by the COVID-19 pandemic were more common in the LGBTQ community, according to cross-sectional survey conducted in Canada. This survey collected SGM information on participants’ sociodemographic characteristics, self-reported mental health deterioration since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and self-reported history of mental health conditions. Household income and rural living were significantly associated with a higher risk for substance use outcomes.