For immediate help, please call the Manitoba Suicide Helpline Toll Free 1(877) 435-7170

LGBTTQ Youth and Suicide

MYGSA.ca : Safe and Caring Schools – A Resource for Equity and Inclusion in Manitoba Schools

In 2013, Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning partnered with Egale Canada and a number of Manitoba stakeholders to develop this kit for students, school staff and parents. The section “Resources for Guidance Counsellors” has a LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Guide, which includes a Risk Assessment Guide, information about factors associated with LGBTQ suicide, required knowledge for managing suicide risk with LGBTQ youth and a list of Manitoba resources.

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Gay & Suicidal: Sexual and Gender Minorities and Suicide

LGBTQ* (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer) or youth questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity are at much higher risk of suicide than their peers. This toolkit includes definitions important to understanding and being able to communicate with LGBTQ* youth, as well as statistics specific to this group, risk factors, and protective factors. Links and resources specific to this demographic are also included.

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