LGBTI depression — topic for latest Nigerian podcast

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Promo for No Strings podcast about depression. (Click image for the podcast) Promo for No Strings podcast about depression. (Click image for the podcast)

Gay men who battle depression must struggle with “dual stigmatisation,” says the Pink Therapy blog — the sense of being shunned both for being gay and for being unwell mentally.

It’s a topic that Nigeria’s No Strings podcast tackles in its latest episode, an interview with Dominic Davies, a therapist, author and founder of the LGBTI-focused therapy and training organization Pink Therapy.

Podcast host Mike Daemon writes about the importance of this topic:

When [Nigerian activist] Bisi Alimi talked about how LGBTIQ persons are prone to depression on his coming out interview with Funmi Iyanda’s – New Dawn, he was actually right, as recent studies has proven that depression is much more common amongst LGBTIQ people, given the way society treats them – using factors like nature, religion, culture etc as a reason to justify…

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