The Trevor Project
Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. A leader and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives.
According to a 2015 study by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- 43% of LGB students in grades 9-12 seriously considered suicide
- 38% of LGB students made a suicide plan
- Nearly 30% of LGB students attempted suicide
- LGB students are more than four times more likely than their straight peers to have a suicide attempt severe enough to require medical attention
- LGB students are three times more likely to experience physical and sexual dating violence than their heterosexual peers
Families, schools, and communities must come together to reduce the risk for LGBTQ youth suicide by creating safe environments, helping youth connect to family, peers, and other caring adults who can provide support and links to services.
You can take part in improving the lives of 1.3 million high school students who report being LGBTQ by showing them that you care about their mental health and supporting the Trevor Project.
Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 available 24/7
Winter is the busiest time of year for The Trevor Project's crisis response volunteers. Last winter, they spent 402,300 minutes talking with youth.
"I'm proud to support the Trevor Project this holiday season. It's important we all work together to create a world of love and acceptance for our LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Project does an amazing job doing just that, providing support and help to those who need it most."
Kim Sielbeck is an art director, illustrator, and textile designer based in Brooklyn. When not drawing, she's probably sailing or playing in her band, Puppies.
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