Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people. Young LGBTQ people seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth and attempt it at five times the rate. Approximately 40% of transgender adults have reported at least one suicide attempt.
If you’re struggling, you aren’t alone. The following may be signs that it’s time to reach out to someone for support.
Do you or someone you know feel…?
- Unimportant, unmotivated or hopeless
- Trapped, overwhelmed or alone
- Irritable or impulsive
Do you or someone you know…?
- Not care about their future
- Put themselves down – and think they deserve it
- Say goodbye to important people
- Talk about feeling suicidal or have a plan to commit suicide
Have you or someone you know been…?
- Using drugs or alcohol more than usual
- Acting differently
- Giving away their most valuable possessions
- Losing interest in their favorite things to do
- Eating or sleeping more or less than usual
If you need help, the following LGBTQ-friendly resources will connect you with a counselor who is willing to listen.
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|Phone: (866) 488-7386
|Confidential online instant messaging.
|Text START to 678-678 for confidential text messaging.