Tag Archive | LGBT mental health

OPINION: After Pride, it is time to focus on mental health for LGBT+ employees

OPINION: After Pride, it is time to focus on mental health for LGBT+ employees

By Simon Blake – chief executive of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, and deputy chair of UK LGBT+ campaign group, Stonewall This month, around 1.5 million people turned out for London Pride and UK Black Pride. From PwC to Virgin Atlantic, many organisations took to the streets to celebrate the LGBT+ community. It is […]

UK failing LGBT+ teens on mental health – campaigners

UK failing LGBT+ teens on mental health – campaigners

Britain needs to do more to help LGBT+ teenagers, campaigners said on Friday last, after government data showed more than one in three struggle with mental health problems. Nearly 35 percent of LGBT+ 14 to 19-year-olds in England had a mental disorder, compared to 13 percent of heterosexual adolescents, according to official data released on […]

BeLonG To: Better Out Than In! – New LGBT mental health campaign

BeLonG To: Better Out Than In! – New LGBT mental health campaign

BeLonG To have a very important message for those who are struggling with mental health issues in the LGBT community, and they’ve included two videos from their new campaign, Better Out Than In, featuring James Mitchell and Jamie O’Herlihy telling their coming out stories to help others: “When worries and fears have nowhere to go, […]

Study: It Doesn’t ‘Get Better’ For Some LGBT Students – Some Have Lasting Mental Health Problems

Study: It Doesn’t ‘Get Better’ For Some LGBT Students – Some Have Lasting Mental Health Problems

Some LGBT youth may experience lasting mental health problems as a result of long-term bullying. Since 2010, more than 613,000 people have pledged to combat bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens as part of the “It Gets Better” campaign. And a new Northwestern Medicine study has found that most adolescents would agree […]