Category Archives: Mental Health

Family Support for LGBT Youth

This post was authored by Elizabeth McConnell who is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at DePaul University, and is an intern at Impact: The LGBT Health and Development Program at Northwestern University. LGBT Youth At-Risk It’s no … Continue reading

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Safety Barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge? It’s About Time!

This week in the New York Times, Carol Pogash reported that the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is nearing agreement to build a safety net on the Golden Gate Bridge. It seems that finally, the public health hazard … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Be Real. Let’s Be Ourselves

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post. I have been told that I “keep my cards close to my chest”, which I assume means that I don’t reveal a lot about myself – I withhold myself or … Continue reading

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Suicide Rates in LGBTQ Teens and Young Adults

New research shows how LGBTQ persons have a high prevalence rate of suicide and suicide attempts, and this is especially true for transgender teens and young adults. A recently published study by researchers from the University of Auckland found that … Continue reading

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