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Supporters Dance for the Trevor Project (VIDEO)

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.

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11:04AM PST on Feb 25, 2012

wonderful video

11:28AM PST on Nov 15, 2011

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

11:24PM PDT on Oct 19, 2011

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.

8:16AM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

Beautiful

4:02PM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

how beautiful...and liberating!

12:11AM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

Thanks for the article.

11:58AM PDT on Sep 10, 2011

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.

6:02PM PDT on Sep 9, 2011

good for them

5:51PM PDT on Sep 9, 2011

Thank you.

5:46PM PDT on Sep 9, 2011

Excellent! Joyful!

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