Are you from a sex and/or diverse group and feeling suicidal?
Have you already attempted suicide?
Are you obsessed with thoughts of suicide?
Do you know you can get immediate help where ever you are in the world?
Sex and/or gender diverse (SGD) people are made up from many differing groups including people who are intersex, transexed, transsexual, transgendered, androgynous, without sex and gender identity, cross dressers and people with sex and gender culturally specific differences.
If you are from an SGD group, don’t know where to turn, feeling suicidal and your situation seems hopeless you have come to the right. As an intersex, trans women and Mental Health Professional, I have worked with suicide rescue in community for fifty years on three different continents.
You have come to the right place…
Book by Dr Tracie O’Keefe
It may have seemed as if there is no way forward for you and suicide is the best option. But trust me things can change when you get help changing your mindset. Even in the bleakest hour with help you can find a way forward.
How do I know…?
Well, in 1966 at 11 years old I tried to transition. Just imagine for one moment the historical context of what I tried to do and how all the odds. Professionals and family were against me. Because everyone was against it I became a suicidal teenager more than once.
But here is the thing I found the help and kindness that pulled me through and create an amazing life. So, in 1973 I get involved in SGD suicide rescue and still am today. In those days I could not be public in what I did…today my work in on the public stage.
Millions of people from the SGD communities have had suicidal thoughts. You are not alone. Some studies report up to 70% of our community.
And millions of people from SGD groups with the right help and support have recovered and gone on to live good lives. Do not let your crisis define you.
The people around you at the moment may not truly understand your despair. And why should they because they do not live inside your mind. But whatever has driven you to suicide with help you can find solutions…you can create a life that is worth staying alive for.
Don’t wait…don’t put off getting help…don’t make excused why you cannot be helped.
If you have a brain, mind and emotions you can change them with the right help. In fact, you can change them fast.
The work we do with you is fast…I don’t believe in wasting time as it is precious and a gift.
You are human and deserve a great life. So let’s make it happen