Support Rainbow Mobile as we walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness South Alabama Walk

Studies in recent years have indicated a higher prevalence of suicide attempts among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Compared to straight people, gay and lesbian people are more likely—and bisexual adults are more likely still—to report having made a suicide attempt in the past year and/or over their lifetime. Transgender people report higher prevalence of suicide attempts in the past year, and over their lifetime, than LGB or straight people. Studies have also identified a number of factors associated with the higher prevalence of suicidal behavior in LGBTQ+ individuals. These include:

  • Social isolation and low self-esteem, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues, often resulting from or worsened by stigma and discrimination.
  • Experiences of prejudice and discrimination, including family rejection, bullying, cyberbullying, harassment and mistreatment.
  • Laws and public policies that encourage stigma and discrimination, as well as the lack of laws and policies that protect against discrimination.

For additional information and resources, please visit www.lgbtmap.org/talking-about-suicide.

We are joining the community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to a team member. To donate online, please select "Roster" and then choose one of the team members listed. Once you're on their page, click "Donate Now." Donations can only be made to individuals, but the total each participant raises goes toward our team goal.

All donations are 100% tax deductible and will help bring AFSP one step closer to achieving their bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.

You can also support us by registering to walk with our team - just click the "join our team" button above. 

Thank you!