Community health centre

A Checkpoint is a health centre for gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM). The Checkpoints Vaud and Zürich also counsel transgender people and their partners.

Suicidal tendencies

20% of all gays have attempted suicide once. That means one in five homosexual or bisexual people. The risk of suicide is two to five times higher among gays between 16 and 20 years old, than among heterosexuals in the same age group.

Dealing with one’s own death belongs to the human consciouness. Often «taking stock of one’s life» is, though, very ambivalent and ruled by distress and desperation, gulit and a sense of shame.

Signs of suicidal tendencies are the feeling that everything is worthless that there are no more prospects, that no-one is there for you, which makes the thought of death much easier....

Through discussion; perspectives can be found – a ray of hope is sometimes all it needs.

Services for psychological health

There are several links on this subject; we have chosen one as a recommendation:

www.ipsilon.ch