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In Utah, the suicide rate among young people (ages 10-17 years old) is nearly 4X higher than the national average (see graph below). In 2017, suicide was the leading cause of death among young people (ages 10-24 years old) in Utah. LGBTQ+ youth are particularly vulnerable and 3X more likely to commit suicide than their peers.* Losing a single person to suicide is one too many.

 

 

Boostability wants to help.

100% of t-shirt sales and all monetary donations made on this site will be given to Encircle.

Encircle

Encircle: LGBTQ+ Family & Youth Resource Center is a non-profit, with locations throughout Utah, focused on providing programs and resources to support every LGBTQ+ youth, every family and every community. At Encircle, they believe no matter who you are, no one should walk alone.

In a recent study conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to combat the alarming rise in youth suicide is by expanding mental healthcare and implementing prevention programs that focus on helping young people feel connected with their communities, schools, and families.**

Encircle:LGBTQ+ Family & Youth Resource Center provides all of these services and more. To learn more about Encircle’s youth and family programs, please visit www.EncircleTogether.org

 

Donate Now!

If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-8255

 

Sources

*Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Utah Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

**Encircle LGBTQ family and youth center opening in Salt Lake City (KUTV) by Hannah Knowles, Heidi Hatch,  Friday, January 26th 2018

If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-8255

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