Palm Beach County Resources
There are a variety of resources available to gay Palm Beachers. Some of them are listed below. A more extensive listing is available in PDF format by clicking Resource Guide.
Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement by Tri-Angle Consulting LGBT.
Compass, Inc. provides a list of businesses and service providers who are members of the Compass Pride Business Alliance (PBA) at www.gaypalmbeaches.com. Visitors are invited to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with new or updated information.We do not list bars, or other entertainment venues. HIV/AIDS Case Management HIV/AIDS Prevention Youth & Family Services Community Outreach Pride Business Alliance
- Comprehensive AIDS Program (CAP)
- PFLAG - Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (www.pflag.org)
- Tri-Angle Consulting LGBT (www.donaldcavanaugh.com)
Click the triangle for a PDF copy of the Palm Beach County LGBT Resource Guide
Some Facts About Suicide:
(NOTE: Refrain from using the phrase "commit(ed) suicide." Instead, use "died by suicide" or "completed suicide" when describing a fatal suicide attempt).
- In the United States, more than 34,000 people die by suicide each year
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year-olds, accounting for over 12% of deaths in this age group; only accidents and homicide occur more frequently
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death on college campuses
- For every completed suicide by a young person, it is estimated that 100 to 200 attempts are made
- Lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers
- More than 1/3 of LGB youth report having made a suicide attempt
- Nearly half of young transgender people have seriously thought about taking their lives and one quarter report having made a suicide attempt
- Questioning youth who are less certain of their sexual orientation report even higher levels of substance abuse and depressed thoughts than their heterosexual or openly LGBT-identified peers
- LGB youth who come from highly rejecting families are more than 8 times as likely to have attempted suicide than LGB peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection