The bullying of LGBTQ adolescents in schools is a huge, ongoing social problem. This cruel and thoughtless behavior is causing many innocent young people to experience extreme emotional pain while damaging their sense of self-esteem.
Depression is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans every year. Although it knows no boundaries with regards to race, gender, socio-economic status, or education, some groups are more likely to struggle with this particular mental health disorder than others. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is one of the groups that is especially vulnerable. Individuals who identify themselves as LGBT are more likely to struggle with depression than their heterosexual peers.