Suicide is a tough topic to talk about. That's why many people don't talk about it.
One of the myths about suicide is: if you ask someone about their suicidal intentions, you will only encourage them to kill themselves. Actually, the opposite is true. Asking someone directly about their suicidal intentions will often lower their anxiety level and act as a deterrent to suicidal behavior by encouraging the ventilation of pent-up emotions through a frank discussion of his problems.
There are 2 types of suicide stories on this site:
- Left Behind. Stories and letters from parents, relatives, and close friends of those gay teens who committed suicide.
- A Price Too High. News articles, obituaries and other accounts of gay teenagers who committed suicide.