Supporting LGBTQ+ Teens Makes a Difference

Your teen’s safety is at the forefront of your mind, correct? Here are some facts to know if you suspect your teen is about to come out or they’ve already let you know they identify as LGBTQIA+. Research has found that teens who are accepted by their family exactly as they are have greater self-esteem, better general health, and stronger family relationships. That family acceptance also protects against bullying, depression, substance abuse, and suicide. Unconditional love is the greatest protection you can give your teen for their overall well-being. Make sure you keep them safe with support and acceptance. 

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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