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After seeing the widespread news coverage of Leelah Alcorn’s tragic death, I updated this site’s resources page for suicide prevention.
The updated page, available here, has links to resources from the Trevor Project, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and other organizations; it also lists ways to seek support by phone. (La página incluye información en español también.)
For information on Leela Alcorn’s story, check out this post from the Human Rights Campaign, this story from CNN.com, and this blog post on Slate.
Heartbreaking news: Joe Bell, the father of Jadin Bell, was struck and killed by a truck this week while walking in Colorado. Jadin Bell, Joe’s openly gay son, died from suicide earlier this year at the young age of fifteen.
Joe had been walking in Colorado as part his Walk for Change, a journey on foot from Oregon to New York that he undertook to raise awareness about bullying and suicide—and to honor his son’s memory. I published a brief post about Joe’s Walk for Change when he started the trip in April.
Check out this Trevor Project video for Suicide Prevention Month.
To learn more about the Trevor Project’s Talk to Me Campaign, visit the campaign’s website here.
You can find additional information about suicide prevention in the Suicide: Information & Prevention section of our Resource Library for LGBT Youth & Their Allies.