Trigger warning: This post contains mention of suicide.
While September is officially recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, it's important we take stock of our mental well-being and equip people with the tools and resources needed to help those who may be struggling. The Human Rights Campaign partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to hold an open dialogue around suicide prevention, share personal experiences and provide help to those who may be contemplating suicidal or know those who are experiencing mental health challenges.
For those wanting to connect to more resources around suicide prevention:
If you or someone you know may be at risk of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you’re a young LGBTQ person and need to talk to someone, call The Trevor Project’s 24-hour crisis hotline for youth at 1-866-488-7386. If you are a transgender person of any age, call the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860.