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Study Reveals Terrifying Statistics About LGBT Youth And Suicide

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


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


Talking About Suicide and LGBT Populations: World Suicide Prevention Week

A guide for talking about suicide more safely, while advancing vital public discussions about preventing suicide. This will be the most important topic that we will and could ever post on Accidental Bear website. We have personally lost a dozen friends to suicide due to depression and anxiety. Don not be afraid to talk about


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

The boy's 14-year-old sister found him in their Detroit home. He is said to have been upset over teasing and his parents' breakup. / SUSAN TUSA/DETROIT FREE PRESS

7-Year-Old’s Suicide is a Result of Bullying: Shocks Detroit Community

Where were the adults! freep.com reports: Peering through the keyhole of a locked door in her family’s home near Detroit’s New Center, a 14-year-old girl saw the unthinkable: her 7-year-old brother hanging from a bunk bed with a belt around his neck, a police report says. The girl alerted her mother and called 911. The mother

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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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Food For Thought: When Your Therapist Commits Suicide by Chuck Gomez

Chuck Gomez Playwright, former Emmy Award-winning television news journalis Nothing prepares you for the shock of learning that the person you thought had all the answers in life didn’t really have them at all. My therapist committed suicide, checking out of a life that many perceived as an almost perfect one. Bob Bergeron was the

Bob Bergeron, left, with his friend Walter Rappaport at Mr. Rappaport's home in Miami in 2008.

The Suicide of a Gay Therapist Highlights the Unseen Mental Health Challenges for Aging Gay Men

  This is some powerful food for thought. Human  have many layers, many that never reach the surface. As in the case of gay therapist Bob Bergeron, as some darker layers of himself surfaced that were hidden beyond his mask of joy, suicide was the result. BOB BERGERON was so relentlessly cheery that people sometimes

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“Bully” Trailer: “I Made Bully for Kids to See—the Bullies as Well as the Bullied” Said Director Lee Hirsch

Being bullied is a permanent scar that remain with you for the rest of your life. Here is the latest Press release for documentary “Bully”. Please like and subscribe for more new 2012 HD trailers updated asap after Press release. The Motion Picture Association of America has a history of questionable practices when it comes


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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Suicide Survivor: It’s Gotten Better Video

An emotional confessional of a young mans struggle with coming out which lead to a suicide attempt in his dorm room. After the acceptance of himself as gay,  and getting the much-needed attention of family and professionals, he is doing remarkably better and has moved on with his life. Share your coming out story HERE For


Bullying Claims Another Victim, 14 Yr Old Inspired Leader of Other Families

A letter written to Marlo Thomas, Award-winning actress, author, and activist: Hi Marlo – Our son Kameron was bullied relentlessly and committed suicide on January 18th. He was 14 years old. In lieu of flowers we asked for donations be made to St Jude’s, my mom’s favorite for decades. I know you’re busy, but just wondering of you

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EricJames Borges, 19, Killed Himself Wednesday After Having Endured a Traumatic Coming-Out Experience

Knowing the outcome and tragedy almost makes this video unbearable to view. Friends say EricJames Borges, 19, killed himself Wednesday after having endured a traumatic coming-out experience. This should not still be happening in 2012. Ericjames was near and involved with resources helping other LGBTQ individuals find peace in who they are, The Trevor Project, yet still


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


Queer News Round-up: Pope, NFL, Gay Mormon Commits Suicide, Chick-fil-A Protested,

Pope Calls for Unity Against Same-Sex Marriage Pope Benedict XVI called for Christians to unite behind the idea that marriage is between one man and one woman during a visit to Germany. He described the Catholic Church’s beliefs as facing a number of threats, and he included same-sex marriage on the list. “Knowing, too, the value of

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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.

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.

It Gets Better – Judith Light

“Angela is an ad agency executive at Wallace and McQuade Advertising, the 12th largest advertising agency in New York City. Now divorced from Michael Bower, Angela shares her two-story cape cod home with her rambunctious son, Jonathan L. Bower and her mother Mona Robinson who lives in a rear apartment.”Who’s the Boss [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-jqwiG27qI&fs=1&hl=en_US]