(LifeSite) The Biden administration has released a report acknowledging a substantial correlation between homosexuality/bisexuality and severe mental health issues, in a major conflict with the administration’s comprehensive efforts to affirm LGBT “identity.”
On June 13, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’s (HHS’s) Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released survey results “indicating that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults are more likely than straight adults to use substances, experience mental health conditions including major depressive episodes, and experience serious thoughts of suicide,” according to an agency press release.
Data on individuals suffering from gender dysphoria was not included in the survey, although it will be starting next year.
Notably, as of June 21, the direct link to the actual report redirects to a “Page not found” message, although a copy of the report was saved via the Internet Archive, which indicates it was accessible as recently as June 18.
The press release quotes HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health & Substance Use and SAMHSA administrator Miriam Delphin-Rittmon as suggesting this litany of ills is due to “stress caused by stigma, discrimination and harassment” of homosexual and bisexual Americans. The report itself admits it cannot “explain the reasons” for them, but suggests “invisibility and erasure” of LGBT individuals are the culprits.