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Bullying, Stress, and Your Teen Explained

Anti-bullying and prevention

World Kindness Day & Anti-Bullying Awareness Week With World Kindness Day on November 13th and Anti-Bullying Awareness Week taking place between November 14th and 18th, A Brighter Day is acknowledging, celebrating, and bringing awareness to these two special occasions. We hope you were able to do a kind act for yourself or for another person […]

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Yes, the CDC saw a 51 percent increase in suicide attempts by adolescent girls during the pandemic.   Yes, emergency department mental health visits were up 31 percent among adolescents during the same period, driven by higher incidents of crises among young girls. Yet, we cannot blame all of this on the COVID-19 pandemic.  Last week, […]

The 5 Most Important Ways Parents Can Support LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBT is an acronym meaning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The term sometimes is extended to LGBTQ, or even LGBTQIA, to include queer, intersex and asexual groups. Queer is an umbrella term for non-straight people; intersex refers to those whose sex is not clearly defined because of genetic, hormonal or biological differences; and asexual describes those who don't experience sexual attraction.

All teens face issues like academic pressure, personal identity issues, and tricky relationships — friendships, romance, frenemies, parents, siblings. Adolescents and teens who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQ+) face these issues, as well as an added slew of challenges. Unfortunately, LGBTQ+ teens are challenged by concerns like […]

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