Minority stress refers to the unique stress that is associated with individual's belonging to a stigmatized group, which can lead to minority individuals' negative lived experience because of environmental hostility from stigma, prejudice, and discrimination, increasing their vulnerability of overall wellness. Minority stress is originated from minority stress theory that proposes that membership of a stigmatized minority group can create stressors that are unique to the minority individuals' experience. Minority stress model explores the conceptual work to describe the stress processes,
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