Individuals who identify as gay might face stigmatization (both from themselves as well as their society) and victimization in their life. Many gay individuals face huge challenges with coming out because of their society's generalization of how a man should be. They might feel guilty or ashamed of their sexual orientation and this might lead them to develop mental health issues such as low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Even after coming out, some gay individuals continue to have negative thoughts about themselves and might need help to manage their psychological tendencies.
A therapist can help gay individuals get better clarity around their sexual orientation, as well as help them with the process of coming out or dealing with mental health issues.
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