We’ve seen a significant spike in the number of LGBTQ youth suicide in recent years. The pressures of conformity and acceptance are driving factors in creating suicidal thoughts in the minds of adolescents. Youth living in areas with a higher degree of homophobia and social stigma towards homosexuality tend to attempt suicide at a younger age. If you or someone you know is suffering from suicidal thoughts, please refer to the resources below – and remember that you are not alone.
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The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Click here to learn more.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call (800) 273-8255 Click here to learn more.