Year: 1991 Source: Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, v.1, no.4, (1991), p.115-118 SIEC No: 19920260

9 gay & 8 heterosexual college-aged men were given a self-disclosure scale & a health locus of control scale. A retrospective recall study was completed by the gay men. Although 77% of the gay subjects reported anxiety & depression, & 33% had suicidal ideation, only 1 out of 9 discussed their questions & feelings with a professional. Gays did not appear to self-disclose to professionals more often than heterosexuals. Outreach educational & counselling programs in the schools are recommended.