Month: April 2023

What is Internalized Homophobia?

Posted on April 17th, 2023 A teen hugging his knees on some steps

There’s no denying that the world has made great strides in recent years when it comes to promoting the acceptance of those within the LGBTQ+ community. Same-sex marriage is now legal in most ‘first world’ countries, and the celebrated community gay pride events are helping heterosexual people interact, understand, and embrace LGBTQ+ people in a […]

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Trauma and the LGBTQ+ Community

Posted on April 14th, 2023 A gay couple angrily look back at a teenager

Trauma is best described as “the lasting emotional response that often results from living through a distressing event.” A traumatic event can include everything from the death of a loved one, a major injury, and a natural disaster to bullying, sexual abuse, and much more. Experiencing a traumatic event often impacts the sense of safety, […]

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Teen Mental Health & Social Media: Is It Big Tech’s Time of Reckoning?

Posted on April 4th, 2023 A teenager looking at his phone in bed

In the UK in 2017, 14-year-old Molly Russell took her own life. Distressing images, videos and material about depression and suicide were found on her Instagram account. In the USA in 2019, 16-year-old Ian Ezquerra was found dead, with similarly disturbing material found on his smartphone across a variety of social media platforms. The last […]

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