Amida Care Responds to Suicide of Trans Teen Haley Gabriella Feldmann

Apr 26, 2018


Welcome to the page dedicated to the response of Amida Care, a leading advocate for gender-affirming care and mental health support, in the wake of the tragic suicide of transgender teenager Haley Gabriella Feldmann. In this comprehensive article, we will delve into the critical importance of providing access to gender-affirming care to prevent such devastating outcomes.

The Tragic Loss

The suicide of Haley Gabriella Feldmann, an inspiring transgender teen, has shaken our community to its core. At Amida Care, we are deeply saddened by this loss and extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, and all those who knew and loved her.

The Need for Gender-Affirming Care

Haley's tragedy underscores the urgent need for improved access to gender-affirming care for transgender individuals. Gender-affirming care encompasses a range of medical, mental health, and social services that affirm and support transgender people in their gender identity. This specialized care plays a crucial role in reducing the risk of mental health challenges and suicidal ideation among transgender youth.

Addressing Stigma and Discrimination

Stigma and discrimination faced by transgender individuals often contribute to feelings of isolation, depression, and hopelessness. By providing comprehensive gender-affirming care, we can help combat these negative experiences and create a world where transgender youth are embraced, understood, and supported.

Importance of Mental Health Support

Another key aspect of preventing tragedies like Haley's is the provision of adequate mental health support for transgender individuals. Mental health professionals, with expertise in gender identity issues, can offer invaluable guidance, therapy, and resources to help navigate the challenges faced by transgender youth.

Amida Care's Commitment

Amida Care is committed to advocating for policies and programs that ensure transgender individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic background, have equal access to gender-affirming care. Our organization collaborates with healthcare providers, policymakers, and community organizations to drive change and break down barriers to needed care.

The Importance of Education

Educating the public about transgender issues is another critical component in creating a more inclusive society. By raising awareness, dispelling myths, and promoting acceptance, we can foster a safer environment for transgender youth to thrive and develop.


The tragic loss of Haley Gabriella Feldmann serves as a painful reminder of the grave consequences that can arise from a lack of access to gender-affirming care and mental health support for transgender individuals. It is our shared responsibility to come together, advocate for change, and ensure that no more lives are lost prematurely due to societal barriers.

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Robert Nascimento
Sad news. Thanks for sharing. 💔
Nov 12, 2023
Eric Clark
Terrible loss. (💔)
Oct 8, 2023