September is here… the leaves are starting to change and fall off the trees, the air is getting cooler, Pumpkin Spice is back at all the popular coffee shops. It also brings a difficult time of year for some.
FTM Magazine recognizes that September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and we want to express our commitment to all of the community not just “Trans Men”. We support the entire LGBT community and all aspects of the trans/nonbinary community. This month gives us time to connect with hose effected by suicide and reflect on the people we see as lights and allies in our lives who guide us through darker times.
Suicide amongst the LGBTQ+ community is all too common, and studies from the Williams Institute and American Foundation on Suicide Prevention reported the all too tragic release that 41% percent of transgender and gender non conforming adults have attempted suicide.
With that startling information, we aren’t in the dark. Many organizations such as The Trevor Project and Trans Lifeline open their call centers 24/7 to talk to individuals struggling. With the climate of our politics the volume of calls have risen astronomically which proves we need each other more than ever.
We are here, we are not going away. Visible constantly for those who can not be for safety or other reasons. We are here to serve you, the pulse of the community.