Speak out for the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (H.R. 2734/S.116)
September 13, 2013
Throughout September, the Children’s Mental Health Network is joining the Trevor Project and 20 other national partners to raise awareness about suicide prevention among youth, especially those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ). The “Talk to Me” campaign is about empowering our supporters to help us save young lives. You can play an important role in this movement to end youth suicide in the LGBTQ community.
The Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act is the only dedicated stream of federal funding for suicide prevention, and it must be reauthorized to ensure that vital services across the country continue to be funded. Please, ask your senators and representatives to cosponsor the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (H.R. 2734/S.116) today!
Just one person reaching out to a person in crisis can dramatically reduce their risk of suicide, and can actually save a life. Suicide is preventable, but it takes a community of caring people who are willing to take action and spread the message to young people everywhere that they are not alone.