Still Here seeks female participants
09 May 2017
Still Here is a photo project featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals affected by suicide. LGBTQ people are four times more likely than heterosexuals and cisgendered people to attempt suicide and suffer from depression. Yet no LGBTQ-specific suicide resources exist in Canada. Homophobia, transphobia and stigma often make it difficult for people to reach out for help when they need it. The aim of this project is to break the silence around suicide and start a conversation about the need for targeted suicide prevention programs in LGBTQ communities.
Selected photos and art are currently on display at the HIM On Davie Health Centre (416-1033 Davie street, Vancouver BC).
The study, which originally focused on a masculine perspective of suicide, has recently opened up to queer, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender women who have had experiences with suicide. The Georgia Straight promoted the expanded recruitment of the Still Here study in this article: http://www.straight.com/blogra/907021/ubcs-still-here-seeks-queer-female-participants-suicide-study-plus-cbrc-suicide
Support Still Here, a collection of photographs and art created by gay and bisexual men affected by suicide. Your donation will allow more individuals to share their stories and help us show the exhibit in communities across Canada and beyond.