What Is EVOLVE?
YouthPride developed the Evolve! program in order to address the growing problem of suicide among LGBTQQ teenagers and young adults. The program provides therapeutic services to youth in crisis while also working to increase community awareness of mental health issues, depression and suicide for "at risk" youth and young adults in Metro Atlanta.
EVOLVE! expanded its services in 2008 by offering YouthPride members free individual, couples, and group counseling in a non-judgmental and confidential environment. Counseling is provided on site by licensed practitioners or a counseling intern. We also provide counseling or referrals to YP members' families and offer workshops to the public.
Warning Signs of Suicide
There are several warning signs of suicide that are particularly associated with a higher Emergency Risk level, these include:
Services scheduled by Appointment. Most appointments arranged Tuesday through Thursday between 12pm and 7pm, but may be scheduled anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 12pm and 8pm. Satudays 12pm to 6pm.
LGBTQQ Youth Specific
Suicide Risk Factors
Though it may be obvious to most of us, we should also point out that sexual orientation and gender identity alone are not risk factors for suicide.
However, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth face many social factors that put them at higher risk for self-destructive behaviors, including suicide. Some LGBTQQ Youth Specific Risk Factors include:
NEED TO TALK?
Youth & young adults (13- 24 years of age), can call us at (404) 449-5406 or email us at Greg@youthpride.org
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