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Feeling Pride in Managing My Anxiety: Mental Health and the LGBTQ Community

Getting unconditional love and understanding, and having access to healthcare, therapy, medication and support systems is not always a guarantee for those in the LGBTQ community.

By Charlotte Glasser

My Year of Being Brave

Ten years ago, I was planning my suicide. I never imagined I would survive the attempt, let alone that I would become an advocate for suicide prevention on both the state and federal levels, finding a passion in pushing for smarter mental health policies and in helping others to find hope.

By Sarah J. Belcher

Responding to Racism and Mental Health Inequity

During this difficult time, AFSP remains dedicated to its mission of saving lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide – and to supporting one another, and standing together against intolerance.

By Robert Gebbia, CEO

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Thriving with Pride: Three Ways to Support LGBTQ+ Youth and Protect Against Suicidal Behavior

Happy Pride! The month of June was chosen as LGBTQ+ Pride to commemorate the uprising against police raids at the Stonewall Inn in New York City in 1969.

By Russell Toomey & Amy Syvertsen

How Will I Explain My Experience with Depression to My Son?

The following is an abridged version of an article comedian Chris Gethard wrote following the premiere of his acclaimed HBO special Career Suicide. The original article can be found here.

By Chris Gethard

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