I’m not a therapist. My name is Eric and I’m a human being with experience.
Personally, I am a female-to-male transsexual (FTM)–transgender–and I attempted suicide not once, but twice. I’m 31 now but when I was 14 and later when I was 19, life was less than livable. I felt like I was the only person on the planet who felt the way I did about my gender, my sexuality, my body, and my soul. I took pills and nearly drank myself to death. But I figured out that if I could not make a suicide complete with two tries, then I was not meant to be in that position. I found some help.
If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, or you are questioning your identity, you are not alone. You are not mentally ill. You are not insane. You are not an abomination. You will not go to hell. You are not forgotten. You are valuable and can contribute positive things to your community.
I live in Michigan but I can help people to find positive resources, no matter where they live. And I can be a friend. I am on Facebook and Myspace. I have e-mail. I have a phone. I can be a source of support. Don’t wait… write to me. I can and will help you. Because I know what it’s like.