Young gay and bisexual men are twice as likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than older people with same sexuality, a study has found. Those under the age of 26 were six times more likely to attempt suicide or self harm compared to men over 45. But living in London or with a partner were both found to boost mental health.
27 April 2016 | Daily Mail
For the first time in generations, we have a chance to reclaim our sexual personality. For so long, sex brought death; now, sex can bring us to life again. Bur first, we have to re-teach our emotional brains. We have to break free from our chains and re-imagine our sexuality. How can we do this?
20 February 2016 | BETA blog
Black gay men, in particular, are bearing the brunt of these intersecting factors, leading them to experience higher rates of depression as well as increased HIV risks and negative health outcomes, including early death. Bottom line: Depression is teaming up with HIV to kill black gay men. But why?
15 February 2016 | HIVPlus Mag
PACE, the LGBT+ mental health charity, will close at the end of January 2016 due to lack of funding. Founded in 1985 PACE has provided support services for the LGBT+ community for over 30 years delivering counselling, advocacy, training, youth work, research and mental health support services.
26 January 2016 | PACE
Chronic illnesses can impact anyone, the secret is to manage yours. And to do that you need some specific skills. The people who are the most successful at managing their disease often do so by thinking of their illness as a journey or a hike down a path.
24 January 2016 | Huffington Post Canada
Stress may seem like an unavoidable consequence of daily life—with the top concerns being over money, work, family responsibilities and health concerns. And people with HIV—who may be facing a new diagnosis, challenges related to disclosure, or health concerns—may experience even higher levels. In addition to affecting mental wellbeing and day-to-day enjoyment, how do stressful life events impact people with HIV?
08 January 2016 | BETA blog
UK activist Angelina Namiba talks to Marie Claire about her HIV: "People still ask me ‘how I got’ HIV, almost assuming that I must have done something wrong. But HIV doesn’t discriminate, no matter whether you’re rich or poor, young or old, black or white, you name it. The fact that I have HIV is not because of what I did, it’s because of what I didn’t do. And what I didn’t do is what millions of young people are not doing in this world today – they’re not using a condom."
19 November 2015 | Marie Claire
Life is better than ever for London's gay community. So why are some men indulging in drug-fuelled parties of weekend-long, often unsafe, sex with HIV rates on the rise? The writer Matt Cain believes the roots of the dark 'chemsex' scene touch us all.
20 October 2015 | The Independent
Here are words of wisdom on surviving and thriving for those newly diagnosed with HIV.
01 September 2015 | The Advocate
A new paper out of the iPrEx study--a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of daily oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in men and transgender women who have sex with men -- reported no link between taking Truvada for oral PrEP and experiencing depression.
22 June 2015 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health