Sexual identity disparities in Canadians’ mental health outcomes are mediated by life stress and moderated by a sense of community belonging.

Please see below for a link and citation to the article “Life Stress as a mediator and community belonging as a moderator of mood and anxiety disorders and co-occurring disorders with heavy drinking of gay, lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual Canadians” which includes research by YSHT PhD trainee Basia Pakula and Jean Shoveller. In her study, Basia Pakula examined the extent to which sexual identity disparities in mental health outcomes (anxiety disorder, mood disorder, anxiety-mood disorder, and co-occurring anxiety or mood disorder and heavy drinking) are mediated by life stress or moderated by a sense of community belonging.

For a link to Basia Pakula’s (YSHT PhD Trainee) new journal article in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology click here.