Year: 2023 Source: Norman, OK: Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (2023). 36 p. lgbtqia2s-youth/ SIEC No: 20231998

Developed with input and review from LGBTQIA2S+ individuals and those having experienced suicidal thoughts and behaviors, this resource guide is intended to serve as a novel resource for families, communities, and professionals who interact with LGBTQIA2S+ youth (ages 10 to 24). It considers current events and legislation that impact these youth, the long-standing and current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other realities that these youth face daily. It does not dwell on statistics, as those statistics are cited elsewhere;1,2 it highlights action-oriented strategies  to support youth, positive elements of being LGBTQIA2S+, and sources of joy.  The guide provides detailed and actionable recommendations for families, communities, technical assistance providers, and professionals who work with and support LGBTQIA2S+ youth. The resources that we  reference have been carefully vetted and developed by and for LGBTQIA2S+ communities.