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Queer Town Hall: Suicide Prevention Month

During Suicide Prevention Month, join us this Tuesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. on YouTube Live (https://youtu.be/R6lrzHimFAY) for a live-captioned discussion with local suicide prevention experts. We’ll go beyond simply checking in our friends to discuss how access to mental health care, housing, education, and affirming communities is vital for LGBTQ suicide prevention. We’ll also talk about how the implementation of model suicide prevention policy and support through Adi’s Act is making a major difference in Oregon’s school districts.

Panelists include:
-Bri Barnett, They/She, Trans Lifeline Director of Development and Interim Director of Communications
-Kahae Rikeman, She/Her, YouthLine Staff
-Sophia, She/They, YouthLine Volunteer
-James Hanson, He/Him, Lincoln High School, Portland Public Schools

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: https://bit.ly/BRO_QTH

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 Tuesdays. 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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