Magazine News & Features Help OutLife develop a new LGBTQ+ Suicide prevention campaign We are looking for LGBTQ+ suicide survivors to be part of a NEW campaign to tackle the high numbers of our community dying by suicide. Did you know that LGBTQ+ people are up to five times more likely to die by suicide? Nealry 50% of all young trans people have attempted to take their lives and LGBTQ+ people of colour are far more likely to be affected by mental health issues. However, our community is consistently under-served by suicide-prevention campaigns which talks about our issues in an open and honest way. And that’s why we need you. In our new campaign, we want to address the issues head-on, and need the voices of real survivors to make the video as authentic, and impactful as possible. Think you could use your voice to make a difference? We’d be asking you to go on camera and talk about the topic for a short period. This means that your face, voice, and story would be in the public eye - for a good cause. The shoot itself will only take a couple of hours, and will take place in London during July. As previous participants in our campaigns will tell you, taking part is an enriching experience that you’ll never forget. It’s also a unique opportunity to do something incredible for your community and make a long lasting difference. We’re particularly interested in hearing the stories from trans people, people of colour, and LBT women whose voices are often overlooked by these kinds of campaigns, but all LGBTQ+ people should feel welcome to apply. For far too long our stories have not been heard on a national level but we aim to change that with this new video campaign. If this sounds good to you, or you’d like to find out more, then send an email to [email protected] giving a few details about yourself and your story.