Year: 1989 Source: Journal of Counseling & Development, v.68, no.1, (Sept/Oct 1989), p.36-40 SIEC No: 19900456

Discusses the health care needs of gay, lesbian, & bisexual teenagers, noting that mental health professionals must be prepared for the challenge. The stigma of homosexuality can lead to psychosocial problems & can complicate delivery of appropriate, ethical, & sound mental health treatment. Offers suggestions to support healthy identity development, to assist recovery from stigma, & to avert the disastrous consequences of suicide & AIDS. (34 ref)