3. SEXUALITY

3.6.1 Sexuality - Mental Health Quiz

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  1. 1. Which of the following symptoms may indicate depression? (Check all that apply.)

  2. 2. Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for suicide?

  3. 3. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

  4. 4. When LGBT people grow up in a society that does not accept them, they may be socialised into thinking that they are wrong or immoral. This can lead to feelings of self-disgust and self-hatred, as well as thoughts of self-harm or suicide. The best term to describe this phenomenon is:

  5. 5. Comparing suicide rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people:

Sometimes, clinicians can make assumptions about a person’s sexual practices.  Several reports have shown that when health professionals discriminate or impose their prejudices on their patients, the quality of their healthcare suffers. Many LGBTIQ patients have experienced discrimination at some stage in their lives and may be highly sensitive to discrimination or judgement from healthcare professionals. As such, clinical settings must be spaces where LGBTIQ individuals feel safe to disclose their sexuality without fear of judgement.

In the following section, we’ll develop clinical skills with lesbian, gay and bisexual patients.

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