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Creating an affirming environment for LGBTQ youth

Jun 10, 2024 | Blog

Family acceptance is vital to the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Family acceptance is associated with lower rates of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Conversely, rejection can lead to severe mental health challenges, including increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Below is a list of resources from our experts for caregivers seeking help creating an affirming environment for children with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (SOGIE).

Understanding my LGBTQ Youth:

Addressing Religious Concerns

Supporting my LGBTQ Youth

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