The Trevor Project
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24. The risk of suicide attempts is four times higher for LGB youth and two times higher for questioning youth. In a national study, 40 percent of transgender adults reported having made a suicide attempt; 92 percent had made an attempt before the age of 25.
The Trevor Project was founded to affirm the inherent value and dignity of LGBTQ+ lives and to combat the epidemic of suicide in our community. While the organization has grown to encompass a number of educational programs, The Trevor Project is best known for their flagship program: a national toll-free, confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ+ youth. Last year, they took 45,000 calls.
How You Can Help: Volunteer opportunities are available on the hotline and text/chat, as well as with events and administrative help (varies by city). Individual donations are always accepted, and you can also look into corporate, legacy, and stock-giving. They also offer resources and training for middle and high school teachers, nurses, and counselors.
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