Mental Health Implications in Mormon Women’s Experiences With Same-Sex Attraction

@article{Jacobsen2014MentalHI,
  title={Mental Health Implications in Mormon Women’s Experiences With Same-Sex Attraction},
  author={Jeanna Jacobsen and Rachel L. Wright},
  journal={The Counseling Psychologist},
  year={2014},
  volume={42},
  pages={664 - 696}
}
Given research suggesting that individuals in conservative religions experience conflict between religious beliefs and feelings of same-sex sexuality, this study explores the mental health impact of Mormon women who experience same-sex sexuality. Twenty-three Mormon women participated in semi-structured individual interviews about their experiences with same-sex sexuality. Interview questions asked about participants’ experiences with same-sex sexuality and the LDS Church (The Church of Jesus… 
A systematic review of qualitative studies capturing the subjective experiences of Gay and Lesbian individuals’ of faith or religious affiliation
ABSTRACT Individuals identifying as religious tend to report better health and happiness regardless of affiliation, work and family social support or financial status. Evidence suggests that cultural
Identity Affirmation and Mental Health among Sexual Minorities: A Raised-Mormon Sample
Abstract How can someone successfully integrate a lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) identity and a Mormon identity? Using a sample of 530 LGB-identified individuals raised in the Later-Day Saints (LDS)
Questions of faith: Religious affiliations and suicidal ideation among sexual minority young adults.
TLDR
Although protective for heterosexuals, religious affiliation may not be globally protective against suicidal ideation among sexual minorities.
Differences in Religious Experience between Men and Women in a Sexual Minority Sample of Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Abstract The data analyzed here were obtained from an online survey of 1612 LGBTQ members and former members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, Mormon). Quantitative and
Sexual Orientation and Intimate Partner Violence Among Women Who Have Sex With Women
Sexual Orientation and Intimate Partner Violence Among Women Who Have Sex With Women by Shanna Renee Smith MPH, Walden University, 2013 BS, Kaplan University, 2010 Doctoral Study Submitted in Partial
Community influences on Mormon women with same-sex sexuality
TLDR
Findings indicate the need to build safe community spaces in which women can safely integrate their religious and their sexual identities, as well as themes of loss of community and the rebuilding of community.
Suicidal ideation among active and nonactive/former Latter-day Saint sexual minorities.
TLDR
Whether LDS SMs are active in their faith is an important factor to consider when understanding how religiousness/spirituality and minority stress relate to SI.
Historical, Doctrinal, and Empirical Insights into Latter-day Saint Sexual Minorities’ Psychological and Interpersonal Functioning
Abstract There is a growing need for culturally specific information regarding the intersections of religion, spirituality, and various sexual orientations/attractions. In this article, we attempt to
The relationship between religiousness and health among sexual minorities: A meta-analysis.
TLDR
The degree to which R/S promotes or harms sexual minorities' health depends on where the individual is in their sexual identity development/integration; what their current R/s beliefs, practices, and motivations are; and how well their environmental circumstances support their sexual and/or religious identities.
Self-esteem among lesbian, gay, bisexual and same-sex-attracted Mormons and ex-Mormons
ABSTRACT Lesbian, gay, bisexual and same-sex-attracted (LGB/SSA) individuals in conservative religions often experience stigma, shame, and psychological distress in reconciling their religious and
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 68 REFERENCES
Affirming Faith Experiences and Psychological Health for Caucasian Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals.
Religious faith plays a central role in the lives of many people. Although studies and anecdotal literature have explored the conflict between sexual and religious identities, no research has
Influence of Social Support, Existential Well-Being, and Stress Over Sexual Orientation on Self Esteem of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Individuals
The purpose of the study was to explore the effects of existential well-being, social support, and conflict over one’s sexual orientation on gay, lesbian and bisexual (GLB) individuals’ self-esteem.
Conversion Therapies for Same-Sex Attracted Clients in Religious Conflict
Despite a long history of viewing homosexuality as pathological and in need of change, the majority of mental health professions have, during the past 30 years, adopted statements that have
Mormon Clients’ Experiences of Conversion Therapy
Perspectives were gathered of 50 Mormon individuals who had undergone counseling to change their sexual orientation. The data were analyzed using the constant comparative method and participant
Comparing Sexual-Minority and Heterosexual Young Women’s Friends and Parents as Sources of Support for Sexual Issues
TLDR
Results suggest both similarities and differences between sexual-minority and heterosexual young women’s experiences seeking support for sexual issues from parents and friends are suggested.
Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: conceptual issues and research evidence.
  • I. Meyer
  • Psychology
    Psychological bulletin
  • 2003
TLDR
It is shown that LGBs have a higher prevalence of mental disorders than heterosexuals and a conceptual framework is offered for understanding this excess in prevalence of disorder in terms of minority stress--explaining that stigma, prejudice, and discrimination create a hostile and stressful social environment that causes mental health problems.
Comparing Lesbians' and Heterosexual Women's Mental Health: A Multi-Site Survey
Abstract Despite increased awareness of, and interest in, the health status of lesbians over the past two decades, many gaps remain in our knowledge of lesbians' mental health. Much of the existing
Family acceptance in adolescence and the health of LGBT young adults.
TLDR
Family acceptance of LGBT adolescents is associated with positive young adult mental and physical health and interventions that promote parental and caregiver acceptance ofLGBT adolescents are needed to reduce health disparities.
Religion and the Spiritual Needs of Gay Mormon Men
Abstract This article discusses the spiritual and religious issues confronting gay Mormon men and the coping methods they employ in reconciling faith and sexuality. Out of five gay Mormon men who
Sexual Orientation Microaggressions: “Death by a Thousand Cuts” for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth
In recent years, there has been a growth of literature examining the mental health impacts of microaggressions, which are defined as subtle forms of discrimination toward oppressed groups. The
...
...