We all have to interact with other people. How someone interacts with other people or institutions and how they in response react to the individual will impact upon that person's social health. If someone doesn't conform to accepted societal morals and norms this interaction can sometimes be difficult.
Some causes of poor social health in LGBT people
People who have a fear or dislike of homosexuals
People who have a fear or dislike of transgender people
People who have a fear or dislike of bisexual people or don't believe that bisexual people exist
Hate crime is any incident perceived to have been committed against any person or property on the grounds of a particular person's sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or disability.
Unhappiness caused by the death of a close relation or friend
To hurt or frighten someone who is less powerful than you, often forcing them to do something they do not want to do
If places for people to meet and talk to like minded people are not available to everyone
Feeling that there is a lack of equility with heterosexuals in a varity of issues such as legal rights and the feeling that LGBT people are treated less favourably
Fear of social situations can casue people to avoid then leading to social isolation
Can have a simmilar as bereavement to some people
Possible effects of poor social health
People who are isolated due to having no other like minded people in their lives feel very lonely
People who are having difficulty knowing what gender they feel they should be
People who want advice with how their relationship with their partners is going
Domestic abuse can be psychological, sexual, financial, emotional or physical. It is all about subjecting somebody to these forms of abuse in order to gain power and control over them
People who are having difficulty identifying their sexual orientation
Advice on how to tell other people about your sexuality or gender identity
Overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substances such as alcohol or drugs
People who do very dangerous things as a cry for help. For example having unprotected sex with someone they know is HIV positive
The information on this website should not be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have any concerns regarding your own health or that of any other individual you should contact your GP or a GUM clinic as soon as possible.
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