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Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide Prevention Month: Because One Life Lost Is Too Many

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

Our community remains so susceptible to depression and suicide because, although we've made great progress towards equality, we still remain vulnerable to discrimination, harassment and rejection because of who we are and who we love.

How Do We Stop LGBTQ Youth From Killing Themselves?

Michael Carosone | Posted 11.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

During the spring semester of 2002, while I was teaching my creative-writing class at Sheepshead Bay High School in Brooklyn, a student finally shared and read aloud a poem that he had just written. And after he read, our jaws dropped with amazement, our eyes widened with shock, our brows curled with concern, our hearts stopped with empathy, and our bodies froze with fear.

Yes, Suicide Is a Gay Issue

Michael Carosone | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

My youth was consumed by loneliness, feelings of not belonging, and thinking of ways to kill myself. I experienced many dark nights of the soul. And television saved me. Although I read a lot, I looked to TV for the noise to comfort me and make me feel less lonesome.

A Message on Suicide Prevention Month

Chuck Hagel | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Chuck Hagel

The Department of Defense has no more important responsibility than supporting and protecting those who defend our country, and that means we must do everything possible to prevent military suicide. When one of us faces a challenge, we all must stand together.

Presidential Proclamations - June 1986 - Suicide Prevention Month

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Was Ronald Reagan's proclamation 5500 of June 1986, the last proclamation concerning Suicide and Mental Health? This is what one of my readers told me...