Memorial to Transgender Transsexual Suicide Victims November 21st
Most people are familiar with the terrible violence committed against Transsexuals and the Transgendered. Every November 20th we hold vigils in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This is the least we can do. However we also need to honor an even larger amount of Transgendered which are the victims of Suicide. There are literally thousands of Transgendered and Transsexuals who take their own lives each and every year. They too should be Remembered with their own Day which Is November 21st. Please think about these victims, not only that day but every day.
The National suicide rate is 3 per 100,000 People. The Transgender Transsexual suicide rate is 31% of our group. Over 50% of Transsexuals will have had at least one suicide attempt by their 20th birthday. Even more self harm themselves daily either by cutting or self mutilation.
The mission of Laura's Playground is to lower the Transgender Transsexual suicide rate for our group. We are very succesful at what we do. All of our moderators either have taken or are taking a course on youth suicide prevention at the National Center for Suicide Prevention Training. We've adapted their methods and incorporated them with our own. Between the chat room, emails and instant messengers the Staff and I handle over a thousand crisis's or more succesfully a month. My daily email is full of legitimate verifiable suicide notes.
It is our intent to list Transsexual Transgender Suicide Victims here. Part of the problem is that familes of Pre-ops don't usually disclose the victims as Transgendered and some are wrongly listed as gay. If you know of a Transgender suicide victim please let us know so we can add their names here. Its is MY feeling that if the public could see each and every victim's name ( a Huge Number) here that finally something will be done to lower it besides the efforts we take on this site. It is my belief that every transgender person whi untends to take their own life can be helped with the right intervention.
If you yourself are thinking about suicide please contact a moderator in chat or call the numbers below. You can be helped. This is one list you don't want to be on.