Involving Families in LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention

SC Chapter chosen to pilot event

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in partnership with the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University presented Involving Families in LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention featuring the film “Always My Son” on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Medical University of South Carolina un Charleston.  This free program was designed to help parents, educators, clinicians, clergy and others who interact with young people understand the critical role that families play in reducing suicide risk for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. 

The presentation was one of four pilots for the FAP and AFSP collaboration.  AFSP is expecting to roll the program out nationwide, based on the experience of the four pilot programs.

Board member Kerry Lachance facilitated the event, presenting a formal slide deck and leading a lively discussion after the film. Board member Tom Robinson chaired the event.