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Who Cares If It Is a Hate Crime? Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Hate Crimes—Mental Health Implications and Interventions
Article first published online: 12 SEP 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 49, Issue 2, pages 84–93, April 2013
How to Cite
Hein, L. C. and Scharer, K. M. (2013), Who Cares If It Is a Hate Crime? Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Hate Crimes—Mental Health Implications and Interventions. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 49: 84–93. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2012.00354.x
- Issue published online: 5 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 12 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 29 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 31 DEC 2011
- Hate crime;
- mental health;
The purpose of this paper was to discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender-targeted hate crimes and their mental health consequences for the victim and community.
Hate crimes are typically more violent than nonhate-motivated crimes and have more deleterious mental health consequences.
Thorough assessment coupled with an understanding of the social milieu and the meaning of the experience to the survivor can help the psychiatric nurse partner with the client to select the most appropriate treatment.