Posts Tagged ‘LGBTQ youth’

Being gay affect mental health

How does being gay affect your mental health?

Being gay affects our mental health in a variety of ways.  Even if you had a Hallmark worthy coming out experience, were never bullied for your sexuality and have a supportive family, being gay is still hard.   Statistics Queer teens are four times as likely to commit suicide as their non-queer counterparts.  The rates…

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bullied for being gay, gay therapist San Francisco

I was bullied for being gay as a kid and it still affects me as an adult

I was bullied for being gay as a kid and it still affects me as an adult.  Sound familiar?  Many LGBTQ adults have similar stories about being bullied and tormented as a kid. What is bullying? According to a study in Psychological Medicine, “bullying involves repeated hurtful actions between peers where an imbalance of power…

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