Category Archives: Social Support

Alone for the holidays

Thank you to Michael for sharing his story about his experience in coping with the holidays.  Since this blog is appearing on Christmas Eve, I want to share a bit more about the struggles that many LGBTQ+ people face at this … Continue reading

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Resiliency during the holidays: My tale

The holiday season is usually a time to gather with family and friends, to celebrate, to laugh, to eat, to give, and to be happy. Unfortunately, some LGBT people (particularly those who are estranged from their families) experience the opposite … Continue reading

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Resilience of LGBTQ Nurses

I am conducting a survey of LGBTQ health care professionals with medical resident Carl Streed to identify the factors that promote resilience–that is, how do we keep sane in a sometimes hostile, often neglecting work environment. So much research focuses … Continue reading

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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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