Autumn Constance Hatzenbuehler, Keyes and Hason Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual individuals living in states with protective policies are more mentally stable. • Compared with living in states with policies implemented for protection, GLB people living in states without these policies, predicts a strong association with sexual status and psychiatric disorders. Pg. 3 • These psychiatric disorders include generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, dysthymia and substance abuse. They are also at high risk to have a combination of these disorders. States need to invoke protective policies to modify statuses and help protect against psychiatric disorders. • Public policies help to reduce discrimination • Needed to protect health and well-being of GLB population Reading 34 More research must be done to understand cultural diversity and aging. • aging is much more than getting wrinkles and grey hair • The size and ongoing growth of the aging population in the U.S. makes it an important
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