Suicide ranks as the third leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15 and 29—outranked only by accidents and homicides. And for some teens the risk is even greater—national and state surveys indicate that gay and lesbian teens are far more likely than their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide. While there are a number of hotlines and other resources for depressed teens in crisis, The Trevor Project stands out for its focus on gay and questioning teens. The project is a non-profit c headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, and operates the nation's only hour suicide prevention helpline especially geared towards gay and questioning youth.
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CNN -- The transgendered woman on the other end of the line was threatening to kill herself by jumping off of a parking structure. The Trevor Helpline counselor who answered the phone worked to get the year-old calm and immediately called police for help. Exactly one month later, that same woman called the helpline back -- to thank them for saving her life. Stories like these are the reason The Trevor Project operates its helpline, the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention number for gay and questioning youth. More than volunteers are trained for 40 hours to run the bicoastal call centers. A Massachusetts Department of Education survey of 3, high school students, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found almost 11 percent have seriously considered suicide.
The Trevor Project
Since the nineties, The Trevor Project has supported lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through its nationwide, around-the-clock telephone helpline. By providing confidential, one-on-one guidance, the organization works to prevent suicides and offer crisis intervention. Over the past two decades, a lot has changed: same-sex marriage is now legal in seven states plus the District of Columbia , and this year, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.
The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organization founded in focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender , and questioning LGBTQ youth. Through a toll-free telephone number , it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors. The stated goals of the project are to provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning LGBTQ young people ages 13—24, as well as to offer guidance and resources to parents and educators in order to foster safe, accepting, and inclusive environments for all youth, at home and at school.