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Queer Town Hall: LGBTQ Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a serious issue that touches people from all walks of life. Join us this Tuesday, May 26 at 6 p.m. on YouTube Live for a live-captioned discussion with local and national suicide prevention experts. Learn about resources and supports for the LGBTQ+ community as we lift each other up to create a suicide-safer world.

Panelists include:

-Dior Vargas, MS, MPH (She/Her/Hers) Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist and Creator of People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project

-Annette A. Marcus, MSW (She/Her) Statewide Suicide Prevention Liaison, Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide, Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs

-Christian Burgess (He/Him/His) Director, Disaster Distress Helpline

-Sivia Cheng (She/Her) YouthLine Volunteer at Lines For Life

-Parker Sczepanik (She/Her/Hers) YouthLine Statewide Outreach Strategist at Lines For Life

This session is not intended to be therapeutic. We recognize that talking about suicide can bring up difficult emotions, and we want you to be able to take care of yourself. If you are struggling and need someone to talk to, there are resources available for you:

Trevor Project: (youth specific) 1-866-488-7386 https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 https://www.translifeline.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline: 877-360-5428

Sign up to get reminders when the Queer Town Hall goes live. When you engage with the Queer Town Hall by asking a question during the livestream, you’ll be entered to win a Protect Trans Kids tote bag:

Contributions make the Queer Town Hall possible. Donate here: https://bit.ly/qth_give

About the Queer Town Hall
In an effort to develop community and stay connected and informed during these trying times, Basic Rights Oregon has set up weekly Queer Town Hall on Tuesday nights starting at 6 p.m. Streaming live on YouTube, we’ll be speaking with a wide variety of experts on issues that matter most to you, including healthcare, housing, employment, discrimination, and more. It’s your chance to ask your questions and have your voice heard, so join in!

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