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Suicide is not a solution. Ask for help -- you are worth it!

The most important step is to talk to someone. People who feel suicidal should not try to cope alone. They should seek help NOW.

  • Talk to family or friends. Just talking to a family member or a friend or a colleague can bring huge relief.
  • Talk to a suicide or crisis hotline. Some people cannot talk to family or friends. Some find it easier to talk to a stranger. There are transgender-friendly call centers with people who are ready to listen. If calling is too difficult, there is even online chat and email support available.
  • Talk to a doctor. If someone is going through a longer period of feeling low or suicidal, he or she may be suffering from clinical depression. This is a medical condition caused by a chemical imbalance, and can usually be treated by a doctor through the prescription of drugs and/or a referral to therapy. 

Time is an important factor in ‘moving on', but what happens in that time also matters. When someone is feeling suicidal, they should talk about their feelings immediately.

Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

The Trevor Project Helpline
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help...

Phone: 1.866.4.U.TREVOR // 1.866.488.7386
Web: www.thetrevorproject.org/helpline.aspx

I'm so glad I failed... at suicide, because my life is so amazing now.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis.

Phone: 1-800-SUICIDE // 1-800-784-2433
Also: 1-800-273-TALK // 1-800-273-8255

Para obtener asistencia en español durante las 24 horas, llame al 1-888-628-9454

TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

Web: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

On MySpace: www.myspace.com/suicidepreventionlifeline

Help For Transgender Youth and Adults

Laura's Playground Online Chat Room
This is a Live Support Moderated Chat Room for Transsexuals both FTM and MTF, Transgendered, Intersex, Androgynes, Crossdressers and their Friends, families and Significant Others only. All groups will be treated equally. Moderators are trained in suicide prevention.
http://www.lauras-playground.com/chat.htm

Light in the Closet
The ministry Light in the Closet offers a safe place for individuals to discuss, with confidentiality, personal issues, desires and fears they are dealing with. This support ministry is designed for those who are already Christians, but also benefits those who are seeking spiritual or emotional guidance.
http://www.lightinthecloset.org

TGSuicidalSupport Email List (18 and over)
This Yahoo Group is a peer support email list, led by two transwomen for the support of transgender adults of all sorts.  The group welcomes anyone who may need, now or in the future, support when they may be feeling suicidal. Also welcome are those who want to do all you can to stop the loss of another transgender life.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TGSuicidalSuppport/
Or subscribe by sending an email to: TGSuicidalSuppport-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Help for Transgender and/or LGB People

GLBT National Help Center
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. Operates Monday through Friday 1pm 9pm, Pacific Time (i.e. 4pm to midnight, Eastern Time) and Saturday from 9am to 2pm, Pacific Time (i.e. noon to 5pm, Eastern Time).

Phone: 1-888-THE-GLNH // 1-888-843-4564
Email:  glnh@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
Web: www.glnh.org/hotline/index.html

Help for Transgender and/or LGB Youth

The Trevor Project Helpline
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help...

Phone: 1.866.4.U.TREVOR // 1.866.488.7386
Web: www.thetrevorproject.org/helpline.aspx

I'm so glad I failed... at suicide, because my life is so amazing now.

GLBT National Youth TALKLINE
The GLBT National Youth Talkline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. Operates from 5pm to 9pm, Pacific Time (i.e. 8pm to Midnight, Eastern Time).

Email: youth@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
Phone: 1.800.246.PRIDE (7743)
Web: www.glnh.org/talkline/

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)!