As with all communities, there are special concerns for the LGBTQIA+ community when it comes to suicide prevention. While times have certainly changed over the last few decades, discrimination still exists and can cause feelings of isolation and hopelessness, which are major contributors to feelings of suicide. Recent studies have shown higher rates of suicide attempts and completions within the LGBTQIA+ community, believed to be related to the history of oppression of LGBTQIA+ individuals.
If you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and have struggled with depression, hopelessness, or thoughts of suicide, please know that you are not alone. We care about you deeply; help and support is available to you 24/7 through our Crisis Line (415) 781-0500.
If you are interested in learning more about the unique stress factors related to suicide within the LGBTQIA+ community, or would like to schedule suicide prevention presentations for LGBTQIA+ youth, adults, or staff members, please contact our Youth Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.