This week is National Suicide Prevention Week 2018 (Sept. 9-15)—a vital opportunity to be part of conversations about the importance of suicide prevention, advancing awareness of warning signs, and much more.
Last year, MAP, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Johnson Family Foundation released the 2nd edition of Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations, a fully updated resource for safe and accurate messaging about suicide and LGBT people.
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The guide provides effective approaches for helping ensure that public conversations about LGBT suicide do not contribute to misinformation or risk of contagion among vulnerable people. By lifting up the role of resilience, family acceptance and peer support—as well as examining contributions of individual, interpersonal, community and societal risk factors—Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations provides facts about suicide and LGBT people, as well as ways to talk about suicide safely, accurately, and in ways that advance vital public discussions about preventing suicide among LGBT people and supporting their health and well-being.
Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations was produced in partnership with the Center for American Progress, GLAAD, GLSEN, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the National LGBTQ Task Force, PFLAG, SAGE, the Transgender Law Center, and The Trevor Project.
For information about receiving print copies of the guide, please contact Molly Tafoya, MAP’s Director of Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Visit the AFSP website and read a blog post from Dr. Ann Haas that discusses the importance of suicide prevention and education efforts targeted at the LGBT population: http://afsp.org/what-we-know-suicide-lgbt/
- American Association of Suicidology: https://www.aas365.org