Coming out is an extremely emotional and often nerve-racking experience for those in the LGBTQ community. Youth within the LGBTQ community are at increased risk for physical and mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, and drug and alcohol abuse. They are more likely to have physical and mental health outcomes on par with their straight and cisgender peers if they receive support from their families and communities. This 2018 blog post explains how parents can help their child by providing the care, support, and validation they need to thrive.
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