The LGBT Health & Development Program

It gets better

Posted on October 4th, 2010 by Dr. Mustanski in Uncategorized. No Comments

In September several LGBT young people tragically took their own lives.  In the media it was reported  that they had experienced bullying, victimization, and harassment.  While the reasons why someone chooses to take their own life are very complicated, we do know that things do get better and that suicide is not the answer.   To help tell the story of how things get better Dan Savage launched a YouTube channel that allows gay adults to upload videos of themselves describing the bullying they might have experienced in high school, but also talking about how much better their lives are now.  If you are struggling with a difficult time and need someone to talk to we encourage you to call the Trevor Project 24 hour hotline designed specifically for LGBT young people at 1-866-488-7386.  Thinking about how great your life can be in the future is a powerful way to cope with some of the tough times you might be experiencing right now.  It will get better and you can have an amazing life!

Dan and Terry

Lala and Ciara



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