The Trevor Project has launched a new campaign ahead of National Suicide Prevention Week (September 4 – September 10) called “Talk to Me” designed to get people to reach out to their loved ones and really communicate. As part of that comes the Y-CARE video on how you can help someone who is in crisis.
The video above mentions lesbian, gay and bisexual youth but leaves out trans-identifying young people. That’s because the figures mentioned in the video are based on scholarly investigations and unfortunately there isn’t sufficient data about young trans people to suggest an accurate figure.
However a staggering 41 percent of transgender people in the United States reported having attempted to commit suicide according to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey – Report on Health and Health Care which was published last year by The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, so there is data to suggest that trans people as a group are particularly vulnerable in this regard.
If you would like further resources or want to learn more about how you can get involved in The Trevor Project’s Talk To Me Campaign, please click here.
For more information on National Suicide Prevention Week, please click here.
Don’t Suffer in Silence, Get Help
The Trevor Project runs a 24/7 helpline with trained counselors ready to listen if you or someone you know would like to talk about the issues dealt with in this post.
The Trevor Project Helpline number is 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386).Trevor Project Links:
- Follow the Trevor Project on Facebook
- Follow the Trevor Project on Twitter
- Volunteer for the Trevor Project
Image taken from the video campaign under Fair Use terms and in accordance with the nature of the project.