Saturday 10th of September is World Suicide Prevention Day,
and it has been well researched that unfortunately LGBT youth is 3 times more
likely to commit suicide than that of their heterosexual peers. This can be due
to a variety of reasons, struggling to come to terms with their sexuality,
being bullied verbally or physically because of it, family concerns, school
issues, work issues etc. And it's not just gay youth, depression in older LGBT
population is said to strike four to five times more severely than heterosexuals,
again for a variety of reasons, but with feelings of isolation being very high.
Please don't suffer in silence, there is a variety of organisations willing to
help and listen:
The Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 - The London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard 0300 330 0630 - Childline 0800 1111.
And if you are local to the Swindon Area give us a call, we can provide one to one advice and support and have a free counselling service 01793 250951, regardless of your sexuality
To find out more about WSPD visit http://www.iasp.info/index.php