There is a real challenge in our community that is all too often ignored. According to recent research, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10 to 24. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth (LGBTQ+) are significantly at increased risk. LGBTQ+ youth are more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than their peers.
The National Conference for Community & Justice of Greater Dayton (NCCJ) is organizing a fantastic event on May 13, 2023, to raise public awareness of these issues and create a welcoming and supportive space for all members of our community. The event is called Pride Rocks! and it will bring people together over food, music, friendship, and more.
This event includes music, community participation and involvement, and healthy ways to educate one another on suicide prevention. In partnership with the Dayton Metro Library, Equitas Health, the Hope Collective Church, Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Champaign, and Green Counties in Ohio, Montgomery County ADAMHS, and Ohio Naturally, the NCCJ is creating a free and open public event to build solidarity and health in the Dayton region.
You can learn more about Pride Rocks! by reaching out to NCCJ Dayton at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 937-222-6225 to request information