I transitioned in 1990 when I was 18. Life was very difficult in those days especially for transgender people. There were many suicides within our community because there was no support or sense of community. Surviving was the main concern… Read More
SGD Life Over Suicide Project
As of November, 2018, this is a new suicide prevention project in which individuals from sex and/or gender diverse groups of people who once considered suicide but decided against it share their experiences and insights into why they chose to stay alive.
If you are from an SGD group and have considered suicide, but decided to make a choice to continue living, please consider sharing your story, with the following requirements:
• Between 200-500 words
• Include how you identify
• Why you considered or tried suicide (specifically around your sex and gender issues)
• What changed your mind
• Why you are glad you chose life over suicide
• What advice would you give to SGD people in a place of despair?
• Include an image of yourself (please confirm in writing that you own the copyright and have the right to use the photo)
SEND US YOUR STORY:
If you would like to be part of this project, email sageaustraliateam [at] gmail [dotcom].
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