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14 Yr Old Trans Boy, Fourth Trans Teen Suicide in San Diego this Year

A 14-year-old boy has become the fourth transgender teen to die by suicide in San Diego County since March. Emmett Castle took his life at his father’s Mission Valley home last Saturday (3 October), KGTVreported. Emmett came out as transgender last summer and was quickly accepted by his parents. However, misgendering by classmates hurt him and […]

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Gay Men are 5 Times More Likely to Commit Suicide Says Survey

  FS Magazine surveyed over 600 gay men who all admit to having experienced mental health issues. Ranging from 17 to over 65, their different lives and experiences have common threads which echo throughout. FS Mag recently surveyed over 600 gay men and asked them to answer a series of questions revolving around health issues. The survey […]

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Study Reveals Terrifying Statistics About LGBT Youth And Suicide

  Source: Huffington Post     Each year, one out of every three gay or lesbian students in the San Francisco Unified School District reportedly attempts suicide. For transgender students, that number jumps to nearly one in two.   These statistics were captured in a 2011 survey of nearly 5,000 SFUSD middle and high school students developed […]

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New National Strategy For Suicide Prevention Calls For More Data On LGBT Communities

Suicide has become a major source of concern for LGBT communities over the last several years. In the new 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, the Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention highlight the disproportionately heavy impact of suicide on the LGBT population: The prevalence of suicide attempts among gay and bisexual […]

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Study: Religion Increases Likelihood Of Suicide Attempts For LGBT People

A new study presented this week at the European Symposium of Suicide and Suicidal Behavior examines the suicide attempt rate among Israeli youth, finding that it was much higher than reported in official statistics. Among LGBT youth, 20 percent reported suicide attempts, 112 times the rate of the general population in Israel. In particular, those who were […]

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Researchers Publish ‘Best Practices’ For LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention

Researchers at the Family Acceptance Project have produced a new series of resources aimed at identifying best practices for preventing LGBT young people from committing suicide. The first of the multi-lingual guides, “Supportive Families, Healthy Children,” helps families understand how reactions to their children’s LGBT identity can have a big impact on increasing or minimizing suicide risk […]

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Family, Friends Hold Vigil for Bullied Gay Teen Who Committed Suicide

Fresh into the New Year, 2012, and the death toll of bullied teenagers rise fast. CASHMERE, Wash. — Family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil on Friday evening to remember 14-year-old Rafael Morelos, who hanged himself on Sunday, Jan. 29. Rafael was openly gay, and friends said he was bullied because of it. Rafael’s mother, Malinda […]

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Facebook Launches Suicide Prevention Effort

Facebook is stepping up to the plate and creating a resource that gives users who have expressed suicidal thoughts the option to connect directly with a crisis counselor via Facebook chat. Don’t worry you bitchy comments, tasteless party pics and angry rants won’t be interrupted. This new initiative is dependent on people speaking up when they feel […]

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National Suicide Prevention Week Sept 4 – 10: The Trevor Project “Talk To Me,” Campaign

During National Suicide Prevention Week, join Kevin McHale and The Trevor Project for “Talk To Me,” a campaign for conversation. Visit our website to learn how you can participate. And remember: If you or someone you know ever needs help, please call The Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7. Or visit http://www.TheTrevorProject.org. […]

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Great Loss; 15 yr old, Jumped to his Death

Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me, may need to be updated. I cry in my coffee this morning. ______________________________________________________ Schoolboy, 15, jumped to his death after rumors he was gay via www.pinknews.co.uk A Gloucestershire teenager jumped to his death after rumours circulated that he was gay, an inquest has heard. […]