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