Anyone can feel suicidal. Many suicidal people may be afraid to talk about what they are feeling because of how others might react.
According to the National Center for Transgender Equality 2015 U.S. Trans Survey, 40% of trans individuals have attempted suicide at some point in their life, compared to 4.6% in the U.S. population.
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Resources
Here are a few resources you can share with at-risk people in the trans community.
- Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)
- The Trevor Project at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) or TrevorChat, their online instant messaging option, or TrevorText, a text-based support option. You can also visit TrevorSpace from anywhere in the world.
To order DVD copies of “Saving Our Lives: Preventing Suicide in Transgender Communities” contact:
Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-4619
phone: (617) 624-5438
fax: (617) 624-5075
- Kelley Cunningham, Director
- Darlyn Beaujour, Program Coordinator
- Danielle Bolduc, Assistant Director
- Greg Tocco, Program Coordinator
- Daniel Weiss, GLS Project Coordinator
It’s up to all of us to keep our communities safe.