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Suicide Prevention in LGBT+ Communities

In this panel, which was filmed as part of our LGBT History Month celebrations, PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is joined by leading LGBT+ individuals and organisations, to talk about suicide prevention in the LGBT+ community.

*CONTENT WARNING/ TRIGGER WARNING*

*The following discussion may include language and themes that some people may find triggering, upsetting or offensive. The topic of suicide and suicide prevention is raised in this video, with reference to method.

Please note that care has been taken to try and address these topics in a safe and sensitive way.

If anybody has been affected by the themes addressed in this video, please call HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141, text 07860 039967 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org. Our suicide prevention advisers are here from 9am to midnight, every day of the year.*

 

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide’s chief executive, Ged Flynn, is joined by Mo Wiltshire (Stonewall), Alex Woolhouse (Mermaids), Reverend Jide Macaulay (House of Rainbow), Professor Katherine Johnson (RMIT University), and Finn Greig (Gendered Intelligence), in celebration of LGBT+ History Month.

In this video, the panelists talk about suicide prevention in the LGBT+ community, why LGBT+ History Month is important and what it means to them. We also address key themes of shame and stigma in both the LGBT+ community, and within suicide prevention.

We look at the importance of sharing our stories, of telling our own histories, and how – as a society – we can be better allies. It’s a conversation filled with hope – filled with both lived, and living experience – and an extremely important conversation to have in order to smash the stigma around suicide, and make it part of everyday conversation.

For more information on the charities, individuals and organisations involved please visit the following websites:

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide: http://www.papyrus-uk.org

Stonewall: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/

Mermaids: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/

House of Rainbow: https://www.houseofrainbow.org/

RMIT: https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/j/johnson-professor-katherine

Gendered Intelligence: http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/

For more information about some of the topics discussed in this video – including details on HOPELINEUK – please visit:

HOPELINEUK: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk/

SECTION 28: https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/1384014531S28Background.pdf

QUEER FUTURES PROJECT: http://www.queerfutures.co.uk/

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