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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

World Psychiatric Association Says End LGBTQ Conversion Therapy

World Psychiatric Association Says End LGBTQ Conversion Therapy
 - The practice, typically known as conversion therapy or reparative therapy, contributes to the poor mental health that many LGBTQ people experience.

Is The Texas Foster Care System Failing LGBTQ Youth?

Is The Texas Foster Care System Failing LGBTQ Youth?
 - There are less than 2,000 foster families. The State of Texas hires subcontractors; and children like Sharp, whom are LGBTQ are most often cared for ...

The Goal of 'Bathroom Bills' Is to Criminalize Being Trans

The Goal of 'Bathroom Bills' Is to Criminalize Being Trans
 - And this is where the leaders of LGBTQ organizations have gotten it wrong. Time after time, state after state, bill after bill, organizations are leveraging ...

Advocacy and sexual identity

Advocacy and sexual identity
 - Tomorrow night the queer community and allies are welcome to discuss the “B” in “LGBTQ.” Speaker, educator and award-winning activist Robyn ...

It's been a banner year for LGBTQ equality. But here are 10 battles we still need to win.

One more weekend to hear LGBTQ stories in '1 in 10'

One more weekend to hear LGBTQ stories in '1 in 10'
 - Hal conceived of it and chose this random collection of monologs that all come from the perspective of the LGBTQ community," Smith says, "He ...

Michigan officials considering policies on LGBTQ students

Michigan officials considering policies on LGBTQ students
 - Michigan officials considering policies on LGBTQ students ... need to be welcoming of LGBTQ students and to prevent them from being harassed.

Nation's Largest Gay Rights Group Endorses Republican Sen. Kirk Over Duckworth

Nation's Largest Gay Rights Group Endorses Republican Sen. Kirk Over Duckworth
 - Everyone knows that the Equality Act—and every other piece of pro-LGBTQ legislation—can only pass the Senate if Democrats control the chamber.

Should We Be Treating the Mind the Same As The Body?

 Should We Be Treating the Mind the Same As The Body?
 - In America, we have more people who are victims of suicide than are victims of homicide. Or car accidents. Or prostate cancer. Yet mental health care ...

When Mental Illness Clashes with the Prospects of Youth

When Mental Illness Clashes with the Prospects of Youth
 - Every day was a battle to improve my mental health. Many times I was afraid to just let loose because I felt my way of life in earlier years had led to the ...

Is socialism a mental disorder?

Is socialism a mental disorder?
 - SAM Harris, an eminent intellectual, suggests that it is mentally ill to be "right wing". If so, is it also true of being "left wing"? Is the only mentally sane ...

When Depression Hits, Teens Find Help

When Depression Hits, Teens Find Help
 - A Bay Area teenager struggling with depression shares her experience, while a social worker and young multimedia producer discuss their work ...

Healthy diet for teen recovering from anorexia

Healthy diet for teen recovering from anorexia
 - The HPB's "My Healthy Plate" can be used to guide a teenager's meals and snacks. No one food can provide all the nutrients teenagers need, ...

I wanted a new kind of mental health support group – we meet in the pub

I wanted a new kind of mental health support group – we meet in the pub
 - About six months later, I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder (GAD) and depression. For some people, a mental health diagnosis can be a ...

Young transgender women face mental health risks

Young transgender women face mental health risks
 - Study finds young, low-income transgender women at risk for mental illness and substance abuse. Pictured, a rainbow-feathered angel marches in the ...

Help, not isolation, for mental illness

Help, not isolation, for mental illness
 - But if you are worried someone close to you may have a mental disorder, the common reaction is to keep it to yourself. “Many people still see mental ...