When experiencing physical or emotional pain the ability to think clearly, and make wise choices, becomes impaired. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, as a result of emotional or physical pain, do not confuse ending such pain with ending your life. Please make use of the following resources. There are people who care and want to help.
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-784-2433 Services available 24/7.
What to expect when you call: When you dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255), you are calling the crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. After you call, you will hear a message saying you have reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You will hear hold music while your call is being routed. You will be helped by a skilled, trained crisis worker who will listen to your problems and will tell you about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free.
Metro Crisis Services: Serving Metro Denver and surrounding areas: 1-888-885-1222
If you or someone you know is in imminent danger because of suicidal thoughts call: 911
Founded over 40 years ago, PFLAG is committed to supporting the parents, families, friends and allies of LGBT youth. http://community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=194
This article explains a little about the relationship of gender identity and physiological sex. It is both informative and well written. https://www.genderspectrum.org/understanding-gender
The National Center for Transgender Equality is an organization with a long history of supporting the transgender community. Their site is a great place to stay up to date on the latest news and events that affect the transgender community nationwide. http://transequality.org/
The Center, also known as the GLBT Center of Colorado, has been serving members of the GLBT community in the Denver Metro area for over 35 years. The center provides support, education and advocacy for over 40,000 people per year. http://www.glbtcolorado.org/
Dr. Lynn Conway has created a list of remarkable transwomen and their successes in a photo gallery format.
This article contains a brief history of transpersons in the United States from 1850 and forward.
This article touches on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Therapy for treating anxiety disorders. These are the two primary interventions that I use in my practice when treating anxiety disorders (and depression). Towards the end of the article the various types of anxiety disorders are discussed. http://www.helpguide.org/mental/anxiety_therapy.htm
This site is an Anxiety Fact Sheet that is very informative. The article accurately describes the various types of anxiety disorders. http://www.nami.org/factsheets/Anxietydisorders_factsheet.pdf
The link below if from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
With over 150,000 members, the American Psychological Association (APA) is one of the largest organizations of its kind. The information they disseminate is highly regarded within the professional community. This link from the APA on depression to be highly informative and accurate.
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