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How do you become an LGBTQIA+ ally?

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate and achieve equal justice and opportunity for the LGBTQIA+ community. You can show your support this month (and year-round) by serving as an LGBTQIA+ ally. Be open-minded and don’t shy away from asking questions — make it clear that you support the…

LGBTQ+ teens feel depressed, worthless, and hopeless: They need more support in school and at home

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (or HRC Foundation) and the University of Connecticut conducted a vast survey of over 12,000 LGBTQ+ teens across the US, revealing prevalent mental health challenges among this group. They feel depressed, worthless, and hopeless—additionally, they face rejection and feel unsafe as well as unsupported. Survey…

Mental health and illness statistics among LGBTQ+: The prevalence of mental illness, risk of suicide, and mental health help

One in four people in the world will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives, making mental illness a leading disability worldwide. That said, a specific group of people is even more likely to suffer from a mental illness: the LGBTQ+ community. These individuals face unique…

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