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Podcast: Managing Stress Around Coming Out for Members of the LGBTQ+ Community

A healthy diet can help to support a good mental state and alleviate stress.

Coming out and living authentically is an important part of life, but it isn’t always easy. Falling into unhealthy coping mechanisms is a risk as there is worry of family and friends not being supportive of the LGBTQ+ lifestyle.

Behavior Health Specialist Christopher Huff, LCSW, LCDAC and dietitian Sarah Spinner, RDN, discuss how you can manage the stressors associated with coming out to your loved ones. They discuss how to address negative comments, how to maintain a healthy diet to reduce stress, and how to be an ally to others.

Be sure to check out additional content for the LGBTQ+ community like Four Jefferson Coming Out Stories and Tips and Tools for Supporting LGBTQ+ Family and Friends.

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