Coming-Out Proud (COP) Study

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This study provides in depth look into the effect of coming out in a proud manner rather than limited and held-back. Using a Coming-Out Proud (COP) program, the study was able to evaluate the reactions and feelings of individuals with mental illness who are trying to come out to their friends and family. The study found that individuals who participated in the COP program tested more positively overall from their experience and, most interestingly, had more positive experiences with self-stigma, which is a serious problem in the LGBT+ community. This study also looked at the effects of the COP program on men and women, finding that women showed reduction in depression in their follow-up tests.
Because this study was published only two year
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