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Aug 30, 2018

It’s no surprise that gay men have been one of the many groups subject to mental health issues. What is surprising, though, is how well they bounce back from such issues. Our guest this week has studied resilience in gay men and literally wrote the book on the subject. He shares with us some stories found in the book and behind-the-pages experiences from the writing of it. He stresses that the book is not just for the gay community, however, as many of the issues are fairly universal, including the anger we feel due to our experiences. Listen to hear more.

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS  

[4:30]   Is this book just for the gay community?

[5:58]   Stories of resilience.

[12:57] What about the anger from our experiences?

[15:36] Are there any specific mental health issues in the LGBT community that don’t exist outside of it?

[18:35] How John writes such a wide variety of genres.

[22:41] Surprising things learned while writing the book.

Hosted by Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales. Previous episodes can be found at psychcentral.com/show or on your favorite podcast player.