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After Orlando Shooting, New Book Takes Timely Look at Gay Stress
A Thousand Moms has released Healing the Brain: Stress, Trauma and LGBT/Q Youth. According to Dr. Bill Buffie, a contributor to the book: “Despite the prevalence of samesex households and campaigns to protect human rights, gay persons find the very nature of their being constantly debated within our legislative bodies, the courts, and the mainstream media. They are subject to ridicule and are commonly the targets of demeaning and derogatory slang terms or insensitive jokes. Their morality and value as human beings are frequently questioned by individuals and organizations ignorant or unaccepting of current medical and social science literature concerning the gay population.”
Healing the Brain: Stress, Trauma and LGBT/Q Youth examines the effects of chronic stress on the brains and behavior of gay youth. Chapters cover increased vulnerability to learning difficulties, substance abuse, depression, and suicide.
The author, David Balog, is a science and medical writer. He worked for many years at the Dana Foundation in New York City. This nonprofit organization focuses on building public support for brain research. There Balog created and wrote the highly successful Dana Sourcebook of Brain Science. He says, “Healing from the effects of chronic stress is crucial for gay youth to lead full lives. The process can only start with knowledge of the situations gay youth face and ways to reduce that stress and the ensuing problems.”