Just weeks earlier, he was beaten for 10 minutes in the schoolyard by a classmate, who also stabbed him in the back with a plastic fork. He had bruises on his legs and a fork mark in his shoulder. I just broke down in tears. She worked tirelessly to help her son recover from the trauma from his bullying through counselling programmes and art.
List of LGBT-related suicides
List of LGBT-related suicides - Wikipedia
While research has determined that gays and lesbians are among the U. The study , published late last month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, is thought to be the first to use a large body of government data to examine suicides of gay males and lesbians. In order to compare suicides among sexual minorities to those of the broader population, the study analyzed more than , suicide deaths of those 15 and older across 18 states from to Compared to heterosexuals, the report found gay men who killed themselves were likelier to have had a diagnosed mental health condition, a history of suicidal thoughts or plans, an argument before death and a crisis around the time of death. Like gay men, lesbians were also likelier than heterosexuals to have had a diagnosed mental health condition prior to suicide and were likelier to have tried to signal their desire to attempt suicide before doing so.
Shocking suicide notes of famous figures
Sara Hegazy, 30, took her life on Sunday after leaving behind a note asking her family and friends to forgive her. Hegazy was among dozens arrested by Egyptian security forces following orders from the public prosecutor to investigate others who raised the rainbow flag at the same concert. Hegazy spent three months in prison before she was released on bail. However, she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD caused by the humiliation and mistreatment she faced during her imprisonment, which resulted in a failed suicide attempt. She eventually sought asylum in Canada.
Adam Seef, a year-old gay Jewish man, ended his life earlier this month. He left behind a heartbreaking note about his struggles with anxiety, depression, and navigating the world as a gay man. Seef, who had just turned 19, was on a vacation with his friends in Israel when he ended his life.