Relationship problems, not family rejection, leading cause of higher gay suicides

first_imgLifeSiteNews 30 May 2014While many assume that family rejection is the leading cause of depression among LBGTI individuals, a new study has found that in fact the problem appears to stem predominantly from the higher incidence of relationship problems among homosexuals.Dr. Delaney Skerrett led a team of researchers from the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) in studying suicides in Queensland. He found that a leading cause of suicide among “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex” (LGBTI) people is stress from their romantic partners.“We tend to assume that the psychological distress LGBTI people are often going through is due to family rejection. But it seems that’s not so much the case. The conflict seems to be largely related to relationship problems, with partners,” Dr. Skerrett said.In fact, he said, “The numbers are telling us there’s a general acceptance at the family level,” something he said is “great” and “really heartening!”Instead, the study, which was published on April 2 in Asia Pacific Psychiatry, found that “LGBT individuals experienced relationship problems more often” than heterosexuals, “with relationship conflict also being more frequent than in non‐LGBT cases.”That confirms previous studies finding that homosexuals also face higher rates of intimate partner violence than heterosexuals. A 2007 study in the Journal of Urban Health, which is published by the New York Academy of Medicine, found that 32 percent of homosexuals have been abused by at least one partner during their lifetime.The researchers with AISRAP also found that a higher percentage of homosexuals took their lives of despondency, rather than other psychological illnesses. While one-eighth of all Queensland suicide victims had been diagnosed with a psychosis that impaired their judgment, Skerrett reports “there were no such diagnoses among LGBT individuals.” The conclusion adds to the consensus that depression disproportionately besets active homosexuals.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/homosexuals-more-likely-to-commit-suicide-due-to-problems-with-gay-lovers-tlast_img read more

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Transfer: Barca Rejects PSG’s £190m Bid for Neymar

first_img“PSG wants to finalise the signing of Neymar this summer”, wrote Catalan daily Sport, while the Madrid-based AS newspaper led with the headline “Neymar flirts with PSG”.PSG is reportedly attempting to take advantage of Neymar’s desire to step out of Lionel Messi’s shadow, with the French club prepared to build a team around the Brazil forward.“In the background of Neymar’s annoyance there’s always a concern, which has to do with his role in the team and his wish to become a leader,” wrote Sport.“But you have to be aware that there are no shortcuts to leadership and it is something that is earned slowly, naturally and progressively,” it added.According to Marca, PSG would be willing to stump up the 222 million euros ($256.8 million) required to trigger Neymar’s release clause and would offer him a five-year deal worth 30-plus million euros a season.However, a report in French sports daily L’Equipe yesterday quoted a PSG club source as saying: “We’re not going to repeat the Neymar show. There is a huge release clause and you have to be realistic.”PSG was previously linked with Neymar only for the striker to pen a new five-year deal with Barca last October.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barcelona Vice-president, Jordi Mestre, insisted Tuesday that Brazilian star Neymar will be staying in Spain despite speculations linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.Asked during a press conference if he could confirm Neymar would remain at Barca ahead of the 2017-18 season, Mestre replied: “200 percent”.Reports in Spain have suggested PSG is looking to lure the 25-year-old to the Parc des Princes after snapping up Neymar’s international teammate Dani Alves on a free transfer.last_img read more

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MICHAEL BLACK’S URBAN GYM KICKS OFF AGAIN

first_imgBY MICHAEL BLACK. Following on from our first very successful URBAN GYM class, Optimal Fitness will be running another 8 weeks of URBAN GYM starting on the 9th July.URBAN GYM is a new fitness class that takes the boredom out of your regular workout. Each class includes circuit based excercies including, ab work, interval training,boxercise,cardio and most important FUN! Classes are open to everyone regardless of your fitness level or ability. You work as hard as you want to work. Shape up and get some fresh air at the same time.The training works on all key components of fitness, cardio (how much you can jog or run), strengthening (how strong your muscle strength is), flexibility (how bendy are those limbs?), endurance (how long you can maintain a particular exercise).We combine Interval and circuit training, running, abdominal work,bootcamp classes, boxercise, games and more. No two classes are the same to keep people motivated all the time.We pick the most experienced trainers so that your classes are varied, effective and fun.Urban Gym is the answer to increased energy levels, improving body strength, improved cardio fitness, losing weight, sleeping better and overall looking and feeling better and fitter. All classes are structured and delivered by a fully qualified instructor who will help you acheive whatever goal you have. Classes numbers are kept small to ensure everyone gets the attention they deserve. So what are you waiting for, call or email now as places will book up fast. For booking and more information call me, Michael Black, on 087-6603090 or [email protected] or fill out the attached booking form and return with booking fee.Feel free to pass on this email to anyone who you think may be interested. Hopefully See you soon!!!Michael Black, Personal Trainer & Sports Coach. email [email protected], log on to www.optimalfitness.ie or Telephone: 087-6603090.MICHAEL BLACK’S URBAN GYM KICKS OFF AGAIN was last modified: June 23rd, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:michael black’s urban gym letterkennylast_img read more

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