Bullying and Suicide: Resources with a significant focus on bullying and suicide.

Bullied: A Student, a School and a Cast that Made History

(format: DVD)

This documentary film from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today. It can become a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and high schools.

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Campus Pride

(format: website)

Check out the Campus Pride website for a wealth of information to empower young people.

Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBTQ and ally student leaders.

Campus Pride envisions campuses and a society free of anti-LGBTQ prejudice, bigotry and hate. It works to develop student leaders, campus networks, and future actions to create such positive change.

Every year Campus Pride publishes a Lil’ Purple Backpack full of student organizing and social justice tips and tricks, how-to’s and action guides. Make sure the young people in your life have a copy!

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Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America

Mitchell Gold, 2008 (format: Book)

Revealing stories by forty diverse Americans, some well known and some not, plus insights from straight clergy and parents explaining their support of gay people as whole human beings guaranteed equal rights by our Constitution.

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GLBT National Help Center

(format: book)

The GLBT National Help Center serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and question people with free, confidential peer-support and local resources.

The GLBT National Help Center offers online peer-support via text messaging and offers a weekly trans teen online talk group, as well as these phone hotlines:

GLBT National Youth Talkline – 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)

GLBT National Hotline – 1-888-843-4564

SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline – 1-888-234-SAGE (7243)

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GroundSpark

(format: book)

GroundSpark’s Respect For All Project facilitates the development of inclusive, bias-free schools and communities by providing media resources, support and training to youth, educators and service providers.

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Infographic: What to Do If You’re LGBTQ and Bullied

Lambda Legal (format: Free Download)

For a lot of LGBTQ students, those perceived to be LGBTQ and the friends of LGBTQ students, bullying is a serious reality. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be stopped. You have a legal right to be who you are and to be safe. If you or any of your friends are bullied, here’s a list of things you can do.

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Kids Help Phone Canada

(format: website)

Kids Help Phone is a 24/7 counselling and information service for young people in Canada.

Call: 1-800-668-6868

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Know Your Rights

Lambda Legal (format: book)

A website from Lambda Legal for young LGBTQ persons designed to help you know your rights and make sure they’re respected.

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Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son

Leroy Aarons, 1996 (format: Book)

The story of a mother’s struggle to reconcile the tension between her deeply held religious beliefs and the suicide of her gay son. Mary Griffith came from a religious family and raised her four children to believe in God and live a Christian life. Their church was the center of family life. When Bobby confided that he was gay, Mary convinced Bobby to pray that God would cure him and to seek solace in church activities. Bobby did it all, but the church’s hatred of homosexuality and the obvious pain his gayness was causing his family led to his suicide.

Prayers for Bobby is also available on DVD and as an Amazon Instant Video.

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The Alex Project

(format: website)

The Alex Project is here to give all youth in crisis the chance to reach life-saving help via texting regardless of where they live.

If you need help, text LISTEN to 741741. The Crisis Text Line will respond 24/7/365.

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The Trevor Project

(format: website)

The Trevor Project focuses on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Available on the site are excellent online resources for educating adults and youth. Don’t miss the Trevor Lifeguard Workshop and the suicide prevention information and resources.

Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386

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Trevor Lifeguard Workshop

(format: on-line-video)

The Lifeguard Workshop video training and curriculum is based on Trevor’s in-person suicide prevention workshop.

The workshop is a learning tool designed for educators, school counselors, school nurses and youth group leaders and is free of charge to educators and youth service providers.

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Unfinished Lives: Reviving the Memories of LGBTQ Hate Crimes Victims

Stephen V. Sprinkle, 2011 (format: Book)

Puts a human face on the outrage and loss suffered when people die from anti-gay hatred.

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