First and foremost, it’s okay to ask for help! If you or someone you know is battling depression or contemplating suicide, reach out.
There are warning signs that can help you recognize when a loved one is struggling, such as talking about wanting to die or being a burden to others; acting anxious, agitated or reckless; withdrawing from others; and displaying extreme mood swings. You can support that person by listening and recognizing warning signs, and connecting them with resources such as the Trevor Lifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText, which responds to nearly 150 calls, chats, and text messages each day from young people throughout the country.
If you want to help us advocate for better access to LGBTQ-affirming suicide prevention services, join us and #Out4MentalHealth at the State Suicide Prevention Subcommittee Meeting next Wednesday, June 13, in San Diego. And then on Friday, you can attend the all-day Stronger Communities: LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Conference in San Jose.
State Suicide Prevention Subcommittee Meeting
Wednesday, June 13
10 am – 2 pm
San Diego County Operations Center (COC) main conference/hearing room 5520
Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Conference – Stronger Communities: LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention
Friday, June 15
8 am – 5 pm
San Jose Marriott
301 South Market St, San Jose, CA