Thursday, October 21, 2010

C.A.R.E. for LGBTQ Youth: Suicide Response

are never alone. You are not responsible for anyone who
chooses to take their own life. As friends, family, and loved ones,
all you can do is listen, support, and assist the person in getting the
help they need.

CONNECT the person the resources and to a
    supportive, trusted adult.
ACCEPT and listen to the person's feelings and
    take them seriously.
RESPOND if a person has a plan to attempt
    suicide, and tell someone you trust.
EMPOWER the person to get help and to call
    the Trevor Lifeline (1-866-488-7386).

   suicide is the third leading cause of death
   among 15 to 24 year-olds.

Because LGBTQ youth are up to 4 times more
    likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers.

    depression is treatable and suicide is preventable.

    when you CARE, you can help save a life.

(This is a from a flier received at Tallahassee's FSU
Coming Out Week events; author unknown.)

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