Real Estate Service Observes National Suicide Prevention Week

GayRealEstate.com Promotes the Awareness and Destigmatization of Mental Health Issues

National Suicide Prevention Week is observed from September 8 to September 14 and, as such, GayRealEstate.com, a service which connects buyers and sellers with compatible agents, encourages awareness and prevention efforts targeting those suffering with suicidal thoughts and tendencies, this week and every week. GayRealEstate.com maintains a special interest in supporting mental health resources among the LGBTQ community because of the increased risk of mental health issues among LGBTQ individuals. 

LGBTQ individuals are almost three times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. GayRealEstate.com recently donated to the OUR PRIDE Video Fest and donates monthly to The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.

OUR PRIDE Video Fest is a collaborative educational program for youth and young adults to create short videos about current issues and significant LGBTQ people, places and events, according to a recently distributed press release. Entries include news stories, short documentaries, creative fiction, music videos, animation and public service announcements in support of The Trevor Project. Students from middle school through college are encouraged to submit one-to-five minute videos that address mental illness, depression and suicide prevention.

With suicide currently ranking as the second leading cause of death for those between the ages of 10 and 24, and with LGBTQ youth almost four times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youth, the “Trevor Challenge” was created to provide a platform and community with the purpose to destigmatize mental health issues and encourage prevention methods.

The GayRealEstate.com team works to identify the best LGBTQ-friendly cities and communities in each state and region of the country and cultivates relationships and deep networks in each, to provide their clients the support they need to find an ideal residency. The service GayRealEstate.com provides is one of many that LGBTQ individuals can use to bypass the potential for anxiety, discrimination and inequitable treatment. 

With more than 25 years of experience as the industry leader, GayRealEstate.com continually strives for the protection of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identification, and will continue to advocate for the full and equal treatment of all individuals: in real estate markets and all areas of life. 

The GayRealEstate.com team considers it a social responsibility to help combat the pervasiveness of suicide in America and will continue to support awareness and prevention efforts in each way possible. 

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GayRealEstate.com connects buyers and sellers with trustworthy gay, lesbian and gay-friendly real estate agents to remove potential discrimination from all real estate transactions. The GayRealEstate.com team maintains personal connections with reliable agents to ensure their clients are treated equitably and with respect. All agents are interviewed and investigated extensively and many have retained partnerships with GayRealEstate.com for decades. With more than 25 years of experience, GayRealEstate.com focuses on establishing reliable real estate connections with professionals who understand the unique needs and desires of the LGBTQ community.  

For more information, visit: www.gayrealestate.com

Source: GayRealEstate.com


Categories: Real Estate

Tags: CA, gayrealestate.com, Jeff Hammerberg, LGBTQ, National Alliance on Mental Illness, OUR PRIDE, Palm Springs, Suicide Prevention Week, The Trevor Project


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