Population Care

Preventing suicide in LGBTQ youth

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Discover some of the reasons that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are at high risk for suicide and find suggestions for how parents and schools can approach their LGBTQ youth about this subject.
  • American Association for Suicidology: Visit the American Association of Suicidology website ­­­to find information about the risk factors for suicide in the LGBTQ youth community and suggested resources for further action. 
  • National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Find general suicide prevention resources from this public-private partnership.

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  • It Gets Better: Find testimonials from around the world aimed at providing inspiration for LGBTQ youth. Celebrities, public figures and citizens contribute encouraging words, preaching perseverance through difficult periods and providing examples of how the future for LGBTQ youth is bright.
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With an increased number of people reporting worsening mental health in recent years, it is imperative that people are aware of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) telephone program.

People experiencing a suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress can call, chat or text 988, and speak to trained crisis counselors. The national hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The previous National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will continue to be operational and route calls to 988 indefinitely.

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