Gay is Good: Coming out Improves Mental Health, Say Researchers

There are 25 comments on the au.ibtimes.com story from Jan 29, 2013, titled Gay is Good: Coming out Improves Mental Health, Say Researchers. In it, au.ibtimes.com reports that:

Researchers at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress at the Louis H Lafontaine Hospital in Montreal found that LGBs who had come out as gay had fewer symptoms of anxiety, depression and burnout.

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“Plays well with others.”

Since: Jun 07

LIVING WELL*THE BEST REVENGE

#1 Jan 29, 2013
Yes is does! OUT AND PROUD!

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#2 Jan 29, 2013
I have said it once and will say it again: Stop wasting research money on the obvious. Less research on what makes gay people happy and more research on what makes people homophobes!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#3 Jan 29, 2013
All I have to say is: Duh.
David Traversa

Argentina

#4 Jan 29, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
All I have to say is: Duh.
Leave it to you to cut it with a very sharp knife..(chuckle)
SLIF

Scarborough, Canada

#5 Jan 29, 2013
Just hang with your own kind,then you'll be happier,not stuck in a closet with straight people in the room.
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#6 Jan 29, 2013
"Gay is Good: Coming out Improves Mental Health, Say Researchers"

If being gay were so good, you wouldn't have mental health issues in the first place.
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#7 Jan 29, 2013
SLIF wrote:
Just hang with your own kind,then you'll be happier,not stuck in a closet with straight people in the room.
Good advice. Homosexuals should start their own Boy Scout organization.
Qwerty26

Lewes, DE

#10 Jan 29, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
I have said it once and will say it again: Stop wasting research money on the obvious. Less research on what makes gay people happy and more research on what makes people homophobes!
I totally agree with you on this - when I saw the headline, my initial reaction was, "duh." But it struck me when it also went on to say that regressive societal reactions would have an opposite impact during the coming out process ("Societal intolerance during the disclosure process impairs one's self-acceptance that generates increased distress and contributes to mental and physical health problems...."

I especially like the last paragraph: "Coming out is no longer a matter of popular debate but a matter of public health. Internationally, societies must endeavour to facilitate this self-acceptance by promoting tolerance, progressing policy, and dispelling stigma for all minorities."

“Plays well with others.”

Since: Jun 07

LIVING WELL*THE BEST REVENGE

#11 Jan 29, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Good advice. Homosexuals should start their own Boy Scout organization.
They did...it was called QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY! Spread the FABULOUS!

Since: Mar 09

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#13 Jan 29, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
"Gay is Good: Coming out Improves Mental Health, Say Researchers"
If being gay were so good, you wouldn't have mental health issues in the first place.
Since being hetero is so good, why are SO many of them completely bonkers?
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#14 Jan 29, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Since being hetero is so good, why are SO many of them completely bonkers?
The ones that are "completely bonkers" are probably closet homosexuals.

Since: Mar 09

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#16 Jan 29, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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The ones that are "completely bonkers" are probably closet homosexuals.
Let's give a glance to crime stats.

Do you really mean to suggest that there are really THAT many gay people out there?
David Traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#18 Jan 29, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Good advice. Homosexuals should start their own Boy Scout organization.
Look who's talking about mental health issues.. "KNOW THYSELF" (Plato)
David Traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#19 Jan 29, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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Your wrong. It's called, LlCK A DlCK A DAY CLUB.
Now don't be so greedy.. leave some for the rest of us..

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#20 Jan 29, 2013
David Traversa wrote:
<quoted text>Look who's talking about mental health issues.. "KNOW THYSELF" (Plato)
Yes. Gnothi Seuton.

Since: Mar 09

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#21 Jan 29, 2013
David, If we don't hit the reply button and include his text in our responses, the Mods are more likely to delete his posts. If they are in our replies, what's the point?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#27 Jan 29, 2013
SLIF wrote:
Just hang with your own kind,then you'll be happier,not stuck in a closet with straight people in the room.
That fails in so many ways it's not even funny. It is not our similarities in life that makes use strong, those make us weak, it is our differences that makes us strong.
David Traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#28 Jan 29, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Yes. Gnothi Seuton.
Actually the authorship of this famous saying is a matter of speculation.. several classic names have been proposed; but since Socrates is one of them and said sage was Plato's teacher this last mentioned great name is as good as any.. Best..
David Traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#29 Jan 29, 2013
snyper wrote:
David, If we don't hit the reply button and include his text in our responses, the Mods are more likely to delete his posts. If they are in our replies, what's the point?
The above "Look who's talking etc.." was meant for somebody else.. Why does this happen? And it's not the first time either..

Since: Mar 09

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#31 Jan 29, 2013
David Traversa wrote:
<quoted text>Actually the authorship of this famous saying is a matter of speculation.. several classic names have been proposed; but since Socrates is one of them and said sage was Plato's teacher this last mentioned great name is as good as any.. Best..
"Gnothi Seuton" (Know yourself) is engraved over the doorway to the Oracle chamber at Delphi, and predates Socrates by quite a bit.

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