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State is attacking vulnerable youth. When will Florida’s Department of Health speak up?

The odds of thriving have been stacked tremendously high against Florida’s youth because of the governor’s recent egregious acts.

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The Noxious Psychological Effects of Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislative Bills Sweeping Across the US

Just 3 months into 2022, 270 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced across the country, with the majority targeting children.


Florida Health Department’s ‘Guidelines’ are Reprehensibly Harming LGBTQ Kids

Youth mental and behavioral health data, LGBTQ+ inclusivity, access to gender affirming care and adequate youth mental health services are paramount to address our mental health crisis. 

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Teach Florida Kids Social Emotional Learning to Avert Racism

Social emotional learning is an integral aspect of child development and education, while emotional intelligence is one of the strongest predictors of future success.   



How Much More Can Kids Take?

In the midst of a youth mental health crisis with increasing suicide rates, underfunded and limited access to mental health care, political attacks on gender and sexual minorities, and rises in gun violence, survivors of youth rape and human sex trafficking may soon be forced to carry unwanted pregnancies to term.

The Deleterious Impact of Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

The “Don’t Say Gay” bans any school discussions regarding gender identity and sexual orientation in primary grade levels or “in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students”, which is vague and could apply through 12th grade.

Data Should be Driving Oklahoma's Policies on Trans Youth Health Care

A fundamental aspect of human rights is equal access to healthcare, and yet transgender and gender diverse youth and their families continuously experience discrimination through targeted political attacks.

Targeted LGBTQ+ Youth More Vulnerable to Ideas of Suicide

Youth are particularly vulnerable to the words woven into our society, as their brains are undergoing critical developmental changes.

Greek LGBTQ+ Youth are Suffering in Silence: Stop the Stigma

The Greek Orthodox Christian delegation recently stated that “every life is worthy of our prayer and our protection…we are all responsible for the well-being of our children.” 

The Toll of Violence on Women and Youth in Iran

A "pervasive trauma is seeping through Iran," affecting the mental health of women and children. A "pervasive trauma is seeping through Iran," affecting the mental health of women and children.

Destroying the Monster: How We Can Protect LGBTQIA+ Youth Mental Health

LGBTQIA+ youth are not predisposed to increased suicidality or mental health disorders because of their sexual or gender identities, rather their experiences of stigmatization, familial rejection, and unsafe or non-affirming environments place them at increased risk; they are not inherently born to feel like monsters.

How to Mentally Prepare Your Kids to Head Back to School

As students prepare to return to school after the upheaval caused by the pandemic, the new school year may be much more stressful for children and teens alike.

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