WASHINGTON, DC –Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) will hold a breakfast briefing to discuss the issue of suicide prevention among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The briefing will be held from 8:00 am – 9:30 am in the Cannon House Office Building, Room 421. The discussion will include how family acceptance is a critical protective factor in promoting the health and well-being of LGBTQ people in adolescence and beyond as suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth, ages 10 through 24. 

Congresswoman Speier hopes you will be able to join this important conversation on efforts to effectively implement LGBTQ youth suicide prevention, as a closing for Mental Health Awareness Month and a kick-off for LGBT Pride Month.

Who:
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Alison Gill, Government Affairs Director, The Trevor Project
Dr. Caitlin Ryan, Family Acceptance Project, San Francisco State University
Adam White, Youth Advisory Council, The Trevor Project
Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO, The Trevor Project will serve as moderator
Brian Altman, Legislative Director, SAMHSA

What:        
Breakfast Briefing on LGBT Family Acceptance & Youth Suicide Prevention
   
Where:   
421 Cannon House Office Building
Fourth floor
Washington, D.C.

When:        
Thursday, May 29, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 am

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier is proud to represent California’s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of San Francisco and San Mateo counties. She is a senior member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). In her role on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Congresswoman is a ranking member on the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements and serves on the Subcommittee on National Security. She serves on the Readiness Subcommittee and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on HASC and is a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Congresswoman Speier was appointed to serve as a Senior Whip for the Democratic caucus in the 113th Congress.