Creating a Safe Environment for LGBTQI+ Youth

March 23, 2022

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Creating a Safe Environment for LGBTQI+ Youth

LGBTQI+ youth are more likely to be bullied than their non-LGBTQI+ peers. Bullying puts youth at increased risk for depression, suicidal ideation, misuse of drugs and alcohol, and negative academic impact. Parents, schools, and communities can help to prevent bullying and build a safe environment for LGBTQI+ youth by:

  • Using inclusive language
  • Using childrens’ chosen names and pronouns
  • Encouraging respect
  • Identifying «safe spaces» where LGBTQI+ youth can receive support
  • Including LGBTQI+ relevant information in health curricula
  • Facilitating access to community-based health providers

Learn more about creating a safe environment for LGBTQI+ youth.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is specialized care for people who are living with a serious illness such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and many others. Hospice care for end-of-life patients includes palliative care. Palliative care can provide:

  • Therapies for relief of symptoms and treatment side effects
  • Support for the patient’s emotional health, social, practical, and spiritual issues
  • Guidance to the patient in their choices for medical care

Palliative care can be helpful at any stage of illness but is best provided soon after a person is diagnosed and during treatment. Learn more about how palliative care can improve quality of life for both patient and family.

Apple Cider Vinegar

While apple cider vinegar is commonly known as an ingredient in salad dressings and sauces, it has also been used traditionally as medicine. It’s used for obesity, diabetes, athletic performance, kidney stones, and many other purposes, but is there scientific evidence to support any of these uses?

Dry Roasted Garbanzo Beans

Make your own healthy, crunchy snack. To lower the sodium content, use dry beans instead of canned to make this dry roasted garbanzo bean recipe and season to your own taste.