STOMP Out Bullying!
NOTE: UPDATED LOCATION
Free workshop for Parents
Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6pm
Liberty Junior High Schoolp>
5900 W. 81st St.
Call 708-237-8955 to reserve your spot
Problems in your marriage or primary intimate relationship can be extremely stressful.
Relationships can be improved with the guidance of a professional. The Behavioral Health Division can help.
Contact us today to schedule a couples therapy appointment.
The Behavioral Health Division is an ally of LGBTQ-identified individuals (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning).
In one national survey, LGBT adults reported higher rates of discrimination compared to heterosexuals. This is one of the most understood causes of minority stress. The level of victimization and discrimination impacts both mental and physical health.
For example, one study showed an increased suicide risk, and another showed higher risks for some types of cancer.
LGBTQ youth are also exposed to many minority stressors, such as harassment and discrimination. The result is a strong risk factor for suicide and suicide attempts. Studies have found high rates of victimization among LGBTQ youth. In one nationwide survey, 84.6 percent of LGBTQ youth reported verbal harassment and 40 percent reported physical harassment. This can result in an increase in mental health problems.
Combating homophobic attitudes is the key to protecting LGBTQ youth. In addition, studies have also concluded that family acceptance, caring adults, and school safety promote health and well-being of LGBTQ youth.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Behavioral Health Division at (708)237-8918 for further information.