Floyd PFLAG at the Floyd Health Fair

When:
March 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Where:
Gym at Floyd County High School
Contact:
Jim Best
276-734-5544

Floyd PFLAG will have a booth at the annual Floyd Health Fair on Saturday, March 24th. Please join us between 11am and 3pm at Floyd County High School’s new gym. LGBTQ+ community members and allies are welcome to help with the booth.

LOVE SAVES LIVES:

REDUCES
– Homelessness
– Truancy
– Substance Abuse
– Depression
– Risk for HIV and STDs
– Self Harm
– Suicide Ideation
– Suicide Completion

IMPROVES
– School Attendance
– Academic Performance
– Healthy Families
– Physical Health
– Mental Health
– School climate
– Safe community climate

Information for the booth is based on the research of Caitlin Ryan, PhD from San Francisco State referenced in the CDC resources: Family Acceptance Project
https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/
• rejected teens are more than 8 times as likely to have attempted suicide
• nearly 6 times as likely to report high levels of depression
• more than 3 times as likely to use illegal drugs
• more than 3 times as likely to be at high risk for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases

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