Welcome to life as a gay teen! If you’re been following along with many of the article son this site, you already know that we wish you nothing but the best of success in the days, weeks, months, and yes even years to come. So if you really want to take things to the next level you will need to start thinking about your health.
But why? Aren’t things going well for you right now? Well, yes. However, the future is always changing and you will need to make sure that you focus on your health for the long term.
If you don’t have good health, then you aren’t going to really have anything else. That’s something that applies to everyone, but it applies to gay youth even more. It’s much more likely for a gay teen to skip their physical than someone else, because they’re afraid that the doctor is going to out them to their parents. Of course, if your parents are perfectly okay with you being gay, that’s one thing. However, if you don’t have people that support you, being outed is probably one of your biggest fears.
Relax — the doctor is actually not going to reveal that information to your parents. It’s not something that puts you in danger, and it would just cause conflict. When you speak to your doctor, you’re protected by doctor-patient privilege — similar to when you’re speaking to a lawyer. If doctors were at liberty to speak freely about their patients, then they would end up never getting a patient to be honest with them.
Your health is important because you really can’t do anything else. If you want to enjoy your new gay lifestyle to the fullest, then good health is important.
Getting enough rest and avoiding stress is important. Yes, there might be some people in your life that really wish you didn’t come out to them, but the reality is this — who cares what other people think? The reality here is that life is very short and you have to make the most out of the life that you have instead of always hoping that things will be different.
You have to learn to be confident in yourself because no one is going to want your dreams more than you do. You just have to make sure that you reach out and handle things as they come instead of constantly worrying what people think. Stress is one of the leading causes of the classic diseases that many struggle with — you don’t want to go through that if you can help it.
Take care of you first and let the rest roll off your back! Good luck out there!