From the Trevor Project (www.thetrevorproject.org):
- “If you’re thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help – please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386.”
- The Trevor Project is the “leading national [U.S.] organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.”
- Information about other forms of support from the Trevor Project, like TrevorText, TrevorChat, TrevorSpace, and the Trevor Support Center, is available here.
- The Trevor Project has additional resources related to suicide and suicide prevention, including information on learning the warning signs and a Model School District Policy for Suicide Prevention. The Trevor Project’s Lifeguard Workshop video, created for educators, counselors, school nurses, youth group leaders and others who interact with young people, provides guidance on identifying challenges faced by LGBTQ people, recognizing warning signs of suicide, and responding to someone in crisis.
From the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org):
- “The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.”
- NSPL’s resources include information on warning signs, finding a therapist or support group, and creating a safety plan, as well as a December 2014 post on How to Be a Straight Ally.
- La organización tiene información en español aquí.
From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (afsp.org):
- AFSP has a webpage on LGBTQ+ Suicide and Suicide Risk, with links to various resources, including the U.S. National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (issued by the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention in 2012) and information on conferences and events related to LGBTQ+ suicide prevention.
From the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (www.sprc.org)
- SPRC has an Issue Brief on Suicide and Bullying, with special attention to LGBT youth. The Center also offers materials “to help staff in schools, youth-serving agencies, and suicide prevention programs provide a workshop on suicide prevention among LGBT youth.”
Information for Journalists, Bloggers, and the Media:
- A coalition of organizations created and/or endorsed Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations (2011). La versión en español está aquí. The resource “provides ways to talk about suicide safely and effectively”—and ways to avoid “oversimplified or sensationalized” coverage that can create a risk of “suicide contagion.”
- A separate coalition of organizations, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, developed Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide.
Resources Outside the United States:
- MindOut in Australia.
- MindOut in the U.K.
- Samaritans in the U.K. and Ireland (a secular organization, despite its title).
- Grassroots Suicide Prevention in the U.K., which has a page devoted to LGBTQ resources.
- The International Association for Suicide Prevention provides links to resources and crisis centers from all over the world.