LGBTI+, grief and loss and ageing

Grief is the natural response to loss, and most people, over time, adjust to loss in their own unique way. Sometimes, however, additional stressors or factors make loss more difficult to adapt to. Historically people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, plus (LGBTI+) have experienced widespread social stigma and discrimination. People who identify as LGBTI+ may have higher levels of psychological distress and anxiety and may have reduced support networks, particularly as they age. These are important considerations in relation to grief, loss and bereavement.

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