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The Basics about Suicide

Suicide is not a solution. Ask for help -- you are worth it!
  • Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
  • Suicide is a serious problem among the transgender community. Studies generally report a pre-transition suicide attempt rate of 20% or more, with MTFs relatively more likely to attempt suicide than FTMs. Some studies indicate that the rate of attempted suicide for transgender youth is higher than 50%. Even more self harm themselves daily either by cutting or self mutilation.
  • Most people who once thought about killing themselves are now glad to be alive. They say they didn't want to end their lives - they just wanted to stop the pain.
  • Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide. Depression is an illness, typically caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Depression is a treatable illness, and the vast majority of people who receive treatment get better.
  • Disability by suicide attempt is a more likely reality than death.

Are you considering suicide?

Suicide is NEVER the answer.
Getting help is the answer.

  • Many suicidal thoughts are a result of a chemical imbalance in your brain If you are feeling suicidal, you probably need medical assistance to help you stay safe.
  • Most transgender people initially believe that they are alone with no options.  But you are not alone and support is available!
  • Transgender people are a beautiful part of God's beloved creation!  God loves YOU!

Help is just a phone call away. If you are feeling suicidal, please contact a suicide or crisis hotline immediately.

Are you concerned about someone else?

September 10 each year is World Suicide Prevention Day.

The amethyst ribbon used in our "Suicide is not a Solution" logo comes from TransYouth Family Allies's Ian Benson Project Amethyst Ribbon Campaign, which highlights the need for awareness of transgender youth suicide. 

Disclaimer: The information provided through TransFaith InterSections is intended to help educate transgender people and our allies about transgender health concerns. The information provided is general in nature and is not intended to be used for the diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional. If you suspect you have a disease or health-related condition of any kind, you should contact your health care professional immediately. Feedback, suggestions, and corrections are welcome. Please contact us by email or by phone (215-840-2858)!

 

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