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"While the results themselves were not surprising, it's concerning to see these patterns repeated at location after location." Psychologist Anthony R.D'Augelli, Ph D, who has written extensively on teen LGBT issues, says that he too was unsurprised by the report.Instead, they see perfectly bright, acceptable people." As tough a time as you may be having as you come to terms with your sexuality, know that life won’t always be so difficult.That’s the message that Menvielle says that teenagers need to understand.If you follow the rules, you will be safe.** I Accept, Enter Chat Do you like our teen chat rooms?Be sure to tell all your teenager friends, family and strangers about our site."They should not have to feel they have to hide from themselves and from their peers and families." Your school might already have a support network available.Gay-straight alliances (GSAs), for example, are groups that promote understanding and awareness.
"For some people, especially in more isolated and conservative areas, the Internet may be the only option," D'Augelli says."Trouble with coping can manifest in a variety of ways," says psychiatrist Edgardo Menvielle, MD, MSHS, who directs the Gender and Sexuality Development Program at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D. "Being a member of a group that is marginalized puts a lot of pressure on a teenager," Menvielle continues, "and we know that people who experience abuse in childhood, from family or peers, are more likely to have problems as adults, such as suicide, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem." The kind of pressure or stress that LGBT teens often experience does not only affect how they feel. A CDC report issued in June 2011 shows that gay, lesbian, and bisexual teens are far more likely than heterosexual teens to binge drink, smoke, take drugs, practice unsafe sex, have suicidal thoughts, and take part in other activities that put their health at risk.The report does not go into the reasons why the differences are so great.Among LGBT teens, "there’s a higher prevalence of all kinds of risky behaviors, you name it," says D'Augelli, a professor of human development at Pennsylvania State University.He points to missing school, which is not uncommon among teens who feel threatened and/or unwelcome.