Saturday, May 14, 2011
I hope people will find this information useful. I've collected a few links on Trans basics and Suicide Prevention. With such a high rate of suicide and self-harm among trans people, I hope perhaps this information will be put to good use. <3
TRANS, CIS AND GQ 101
AND ABUSE RESOURCES
The Trevor Project - 866-488-7386 (1-866-4-U-TREVOr) Suicide hotline for GLBT and questioning youth. 24 hours.
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 800-799-7233 24 hours.
Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Teen Hotline - 800-347-8336 (1-800-347-TEEN) Weekend Nights Only.
Sexual Assault Crisis Service - 888-999-5545 (24 hour hotline)
- En español (Servicio por Crisis - Asalto Sexual) - 888-568-8332
National Runaway Switchboard - 800-621-4000 24 hours.
TEEN LINE (Teens helping teens) - 800-852-8336 (toll free), or 310-855-4673 Open every evening from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Time, and they will take collect calls, so you can call long-distance and not have to pay.
http://www.211.org/ "2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more." Not available in all areas.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline - 888-843-4564 - (Monday to Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight Eastern; Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. Eastern).
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-8255
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition - Two brochures are now available addressing the issue of transgender suicide. These may be downloaded as PDF on the site, or copies may be obtained from Alison.Brill@state.ma.us Brochures are available in English, Spanish and soon to be in Portuguese as well.
And as always, if you feel like you can't trust yourself to not self-harm or you feel unsafe, please go to your closest emergency room or dial 911!
OTHER RELATED LINKS
Questioning Transphobia - Community Resources - Links to trans-friendly community resources, both in the US and overseas.
Safe2Pee - Bathrooms for everyone. A mobile-ready version of the site can be found at http://safe2pee.org/new/mobile/
If you know of any other links that should be included, please send it to me as a private message, and I'll review it for inclusion. Thanks!