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Start the Conversation: September is National Suicide Prevention Month

National Suicide Prevention MonthThis post comes from Kim Westheimer, Director of HRC's Welcoming Schools initiative:

September is National Suicide Prevention Month - a good time to recognize organizations that provide preventative and crisis intervention specific to LGBT youth and young adults.

The Trevor Project’s Talk To Me initiative is asking people to take a “Talk to me pledge” to encourage young people to let friends know they are willing to be supportive when times are hard. Just three simple words that, when said out-loud, could help save a life.

The Family Acceptance Project (FAP) has created materials that have been designated as best practices in suicide prevention by the National Suicide Prevention Registry. Multicultural and multilingual family education booklets, Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Families support their LGBT children can be downloaded for free.

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