According to “Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey” in 2011, 41 percent of the 6,400+ respondents reported a suicide attempt, compared to a rate of 1.6 percent for the general population. Here are a few resources you can share with at-risk people in the trans community. It’s up to all of us to keep our community safe.
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Organizations
The Trevor Project
thetrevorproject.org offers advice, support, and also a texting option for chatting. HOTLINE: 866-488-7386.
- Saving Our Lives w/ Spanish Captions from Jesse B on Vimeo.
- Saving Our Lives w/ English Captions from Jesse B on Vimeo.
- Order DVD of Saving Our Lives: Preventing Suicide in Transgender Communities
Preventing Transgender Suicide: An Introduction for Providers
Includes definitions, warning signs, victimization and PTSD, systemic stressors, protective factors, where to learn more, and references.