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Loren A. Olson, MD

Loren A. Olson, MD
Loren A. Olson, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist in practice for more than forty years and author of Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight. A nationally recognized expert on mature gay men, he has spoken to groups across the country and appeared on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America, in addition to giving numerous national, local, and regional television, radio, and print interviews. His writing recently appeared on New York Daily News and the Advocate. He is a regular blogger for HuffingtonPost.com and Psychology Today. Dr. Olson lives in Iowa with his partner of thirty years, Doug, who became his husband in 2009 after the Iowa Supreme Court sanctioned same-sex marriage. He was previously married to his wife, Lynn, and is the proud father of two daughters and a grandfather of six.
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Is Suicide Ever a Rational Choice?

My prior post on this site, “Why Older Gay Men Are Attempting Suicide at a Higher Rate,” received a lot of attention. Because of...
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Why Older Gay Men Are Attempting Suicide at a Higher Rate

Urban gay & bisexual men have an attempted suicide rate 3x higher than the overall rate for American men; access to the right resources can help them cope successfully.
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Transgender Suicide is a Public Health Crisis

Transgender suicide is a public health crisis for the estimated 150,000 trans teens and 1.4 million trans adults in the U.S. Policies of the Trump administration could make it worse.