Toolkit helps nurses prevent suicide in gay and lesbian teens

A toolkit has been launched [in the UK] to help nurses prevent suicide among younger patients who are lesbian, gay and bisexual.

Bisexual women have worse mental health than lesbians

Eureka Alerts, 13-Jan-2015

Bisexual women are more likely to experience poor mental health and mental distress than lesbians, according to new research published in the Journal of Public Health.

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Proud Schools initiative: NSW high schools need help to meet needs of gay and lesbian students

SMH, January 9, 2015 – 12:15AM

High school teachers feel ill-equipped to meet the needs of gay and lesbian students and want more guidance on how to tackle homophobia, the review of a NSW pilot program found.

  • Read more here
  • Download report “Formative evaluation of the NSW Proud Schools Pilot” here

Slipping through the cracks: Mental health awareness in the LGBTI community

Star Observer, August 18, 2014

Mental health issues impact all sectors of society. While this touches everyone’s lives, LGBTI youth are disproportionately affected.

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