The information in this section is for education purposes only. Should you need assistance asap in your area please contact emergency services. As you are valued, you matter, and you are loved.
If you are in Australia the contact numbers to call for help are:
If you are in the US:
In the UK:
0800 689 5652
Confidential 24hr listening service to anyone contemplating suicide run by trained volunteers from Suicide Prevention Bristol
Campaign Against Living Miserably Help and support for young men aged 15-35 on issues which include depression and suicide.
0800 068 4141
For practical advice on suicide prevention
0808 808 8000
For anyone in N.Ireland who is in distress or despair. Immediate help on phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Face to face counselling can be arranged, also befriending, mentoring. Issues dealt with include suicide prevention, self harm, abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety.
0300 111 0101
Helpline providing a listening service, information, emotional and spiritual support from a Christian perspective
Helpline: 116 123 (free of charge from a landline or mobile)
24 hr helpline offering emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide
Anxious/worried/stressed – get 24/7 help from a crisis volunteer
I know that there are tons of services all over the world. I wish I could put them all. SPACE is a thing. Please know I do care about you and I know things can and do get better.
The information that follows are for education purposes only.
The mine field that is being Transgender is the outside sources of hate. These sources can and do come from Family, Friends, Peers, Work place, Online, Social Circles, and even Religious organizations. These pressure at times can become overwhelming leading to thoughts of suicide or even succeeding in it.
The Centre for Suicide Prevention gave some numbers that we should be aware of in a post on their site [Link]. I would encourage you to take the time and read it. But to sum it up a little bit lets look at this simple picture that they created.
What is not talked about in this picture is the positive results of Medical Transition that the rate of 43% drops to 3%. But there are still stress factors that once again increase this risk after Medical Transition. Which remain the same as above. But they do not increase the risk factor to 43%.
Here is some supporting information from all over the world.
Now in no way do I advocate for every person who is Transgender to seek Medical Transition to solve other problems in life. A successful Transition is more than just one thing. If your mental health is affected by environmental issues those issues will still be there during and after medical transition. Take the time seek professional help where it is needed. Make some hard choices such as do you have a support network. Do you have secure employment that supports your Transition. Do you have a safe place to live? All of these issues are just a tip of the iceberg to creating a successful transition.