Closed Facebook Support Group
Mama Dragons Closed Facebook Support Group exists to support moms who have LGBTQIA kids. With over 2,800 members it provides diversity of spirituality and parenting experiences to help moms better parent their LGBTQIA children. While this group started with a group of Mormon women it is open to affirming moms of LGBTQIA kids looking for support, education, and community. For more information click here.
Facebook Private Subgroups
To join a Mama Dragons Facebook Sub-group you must be accepted into the Mama Dragons Closed Facebook group. We offer the following:
- T Mamas – For those with transgender children.
- Mamas Tryna Stay – For moms wanting to stay active in the Mormon or other orthodox religions.
- Mamas Moving Forward – For moms that have left their religious roots.
Local Facebook Support Groups
To join a local Mama Dragons Facebook group you must be accepted into the Mama Dragons Closed Facebook group. Local Mama Dragons will gather monthly to quarterly for local events and provide an in person community and support system.
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Suicide Prevention Education
Lesbian, gay, and bi-sexual youth that come from highly rejecting families are 8.4 times as likely to have attempted suicide as LGB peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection. (Family Acceptance Project).
Mama Dragons fights the nations 2nd leading cause of death among young people by educating mothers, teaching them to find acceptance of their LGBTQIA children and learning the warning signs of young people. We turn to each other for resources, understanding, and support as we learn to navigate a parenting journey that may look different from what we expected.
There are few things that are more important to a mother than to see her children living a healthy, successful, happy life. And that is what we work to do. Far too many of us have been or are in the process of navigating parenting with suicide, completed or attempted, or suicide ideation.
LGB people are 3 to 4 times more likely than the average person to attempt suicide. Transgender people are up to 10 times more likely to attempt suicide.
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Utah youth ages 10 to 17. The state’s suicide rate for all ages is more than 60 percent above the national average
Mama Dragons is investing in QPR trainers to teach workshops throughout the United States. These valuable workshops are designed for everyone, no matter training, education, occupation, faith, or prior experience.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer. Patterned after CPR training, QPR gives people the tools and training to recognize signs of suicide ideation or thoughts, and very specific ways of responding and directing that person to the expert care they need. This is a focused and effective way of providing support to mothers and their LGBTQ children.
Our goal is to reduce youth suicide through education of mothers and families with LGBTQ children. We hope to see Mama Dragons across the world getting certified to lead QPR trainings and offering it to PTA groups, businesses, schools, communities, and church groups. We know we can make a difference in reducing the number of suicides through QPR .