It’s suicide prevention week and LGBT youth are at higher risk

Posted on 10 Sep 2010 at 7:44pm

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, and today is The Trevor Project Day and World Suicide Prevention Day. Below is a video from the We Give a Damn series that reminds us that, while LGBTQ youth are nearly four times more likely to attempt suicide, it isn’t because they’re gay, bisexual or transgender, but because they feel alone and without a safe, accepting place to turn.

We all have a part to play in making sure no one feels alone because of their sexual orientation or identity, and our leaders need to continue to push for legislation that no longer makes LGBT people feel isolated and inferior.




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