Supporters Dance for the Trevor Project (VIDEO)

 

The Trevor Project recently launched a new campaign for National Suicide Prevention Week (September 4 – September 10) called “Talk to Me” which is designed to get people to reach out to their loved ones and really communicate. In order to publicize this important message, organizers sprung a little surprise at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles this week: a spontaneous group dance to R&B classic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

Dozens of onlookers watched as volunteer dancers sporting “Talk to Me” t-shirts boogied along to the iconic tune and then saw a massive monitor above the area play a video of Glee actor Kevin McHale urging people to forgo texts and Facebook and actually talk to their young friends and family face to face.

Watch the video below:

If you want advice on what to do if you think someone you know might be contemplating suicide, the Trevor Project has released a video to give you clear advice. You can find that video here.

To find out more about the “Talk to Me” campaign you can see our previous coverage here, or you can go straight to the website 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:

IMPORTANT: If you live outside America and require information on services in your country the International Association for Suicide Prevention carries information for crisis centers from across the globe. Please click  here for those resources.

 

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Image taken from the Talk To Me flash-mob video in accordance with the spirit of the project, no infringement intended.

29 comments

Cynthia Nelson
Cynthia Nelson4 years ago

wonderful video

Elise Marie M.
Elise Marie M.4 years ago

Greetings from Norway!

I am very supporting of all the work that The Trevor Project is doing and about their crisis lifeline. I know how it is to be discriminated for being a lesbian, to be told I am sick for loving another woman. Enough is enough there should be equal rights for all no matter who you are or were you live.

I am running my own fundraiser on a site called Crowdrise, here you can see it: http://www.crowdrise.com/fundraiserelise/fundraiser/elisemariemyrvangeik there are many teammembers supporting it from all over the world. I would love you to become a teammember to and help support my fundraiser to raise more funds for helping gay teens.

Cheers,
Elise Marie

Mark Alan Dellavecchia

FYI - Thursday, October 20, 2011 is International SPIRIT DAY - one of the minor holidays on the LGBT Calendar. It is asked that you wear a PURPLE SHIRT as a sign of LGBT support, and in memory of the LGBT Teens who have died because of their orientation.

Roxane Connor
Roxane Connor4 years ago

Beautiful

Jane L.
Jane L.4 years ago

how beautiful...and liberating!

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Don Go
Don Go4 years ago

Glen P., I'd like to disagree.

I think religion isn't a sickness, not all religious people are like that.

"Religion is flawed, but only because men are flawed" as quoted from Angels & Demons.

Man's got a point, it's people who're messed up. Religion is meant to perpetuate hope.

Abbe A.
Azaima A.4 years ago

good for them

Penny C.
Penny C.4 years ago

Thank you.

Norma V.
Norma Villarreal4 years ago

Excellent! Joyful!