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Online Resources for Transgender Mental Health, Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention


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The following are the web addresses for individuals in crisis. However, if any person is in immediate danger of suicide, call 9-1-1 (in the US and Canada), or other emergency number in your area, right away.

http://www.glnh.org/ (US, All ages)
This is a GLBT National Help Center website. There both hotlines and talklines listed on the homepage, and also a link to a peer-support chat.

http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ (US)
While The Trevor Project can be beneficial to many, it is geared toward our youth, providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

http://www.suicidepr...onlifeline.org/ (US, English & Spanish language)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also the place to turn to if you are a victim of bullying. There are also resources for veterans.

http://www.samaritans.org/ (UK & Ireland)
Samaritans is an emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland, available 24 hours a day.

http://www.suicide.org/   (U.S.)
Suicide.org - suicide prevention, awareness and support

http://www.translifeline.org/  (US & Canada)
Trans Lifeline has a hotline staffed by transgender people, for transgender people.
NOTE:  There have been reports that people have called this lifeline and got no answer.  It is apparently staffed by all volunteers, and the website does indicate when there are no operators on call.

http://www.suicide.org/suicide-survivors-forum.html 
Suicide survivors forum

 

A listing of suicide and crisis hotlines around the world

http://www.befrienders.org/help-and-support (International)
Another site for finding helplines and hotlines around the world.

http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html  (International)
Listing by country for finding suicide hotlines

 

 

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Thank you to Michael "UsernameOptional" for his research and this list of resources available for the transgender community.

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This is very bennificial as I too own a small trans forum . I also work with Medical personell here locally as to the needs of we transgendered individuals who find ourselves in Nursing homes and hospitals . ellen

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9-1-1 is used in Canada also.

I contacted the transgender group in my city (Gender Mosaic) and they were unable to provide me with anything nationally regarding TG crisis assistance or suicide prevention other than saying that each city has a help line (centre). The Trevor Project was mentioned and does operate in Canada (Trevor Lifeline 866-488-7386 US and Canada)

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My dear friends, feel strongly that one has not really lived if they have not ever thought of taking their life. Same with a broken heart. This does not mean you are weak. The weak person denies having ever had these kinds of feelings. My mother, who was a R.N. (registered nurse) used to say, "isolation leads to loneliness leads to depression finally leading to poor health, accidents or self-destruction." The secret is to attack the problem from the beginning. Many have been abandoned by their families, and this is where this begins. Parents, if you are wise, if you have a transgendered child, the greatest gift you can give them is to love them unconditionally! If you do not have a supportive family or close friends, you must make every effort to find trustworthy friends, such as the people here. Try to gravitate towards well-moderated websites such as this one. Also, try to find role models in the transgender community who have worked through these issues. Have never attended any Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) except King of Peace in St. Petersburg, Florida, but found them to be very inclusive. There are wonderful support groups, and you may have to drive a couple of hours to get to one or more, but TGGuide has a comprehensive list broken down by state and city. The link can be found on the home page My heart goes out to all of you!

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Monica , in addition to MCC Churches , you might wish to look at Methodist and Presbyterian churches ! Yes kids , some of these traditional churches have seen the light and broken away from their un enlightened relatives . I know one presbyterian church in orlando Florida and a couple in Richmond Virginia . In addition , Take a look at The Friends or Quakers , yes a good many are accepting .

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