Suicide Prevention: How To Help Someone In Crisis (VIDEO)


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:


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Image taken from the video campaign under Fair Use terms and in accordance with the nature of the project.


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.

Denise L.
Denise L6 years ago

for anyone out there who is having difficulties and needs someone to listen please feel free to email anytime :)

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons6 years ago

I care about you. consider yourself hugged.

Tami Kennedy
Tami Kennedy6 years ago

Make sure you check out their latest video at

Kathleen Parsons
Kathy Parsons6 years ago


It's good to know that you're a good listener. Sometimes, though, we miss people who may need to talk or don't hear what they're saying (see Janine's message below yours).
Yes, I know Janine made a comment, but it may have been a request to talk. Why not send her a message?

Kathleen Parsons
Kathy Parsons6 years ago


I understand what you're saying. At times we all feel like we on the outside looking in. Don't hate your life so much you'd leave it all behind. I feel you're worth so much and you don't realise it.
I hope you wouldn't kill youself, but you say you wish you'd vanish. If you did, there'd be one less person who cares about the rest of the human race and animals - you'd be missed.
I know how you feel, but I'm glad to know there's someone on this earth who feels like you.

Don Go
Don Go6 years ago

I consider myself someone easy to talk to, someone people can confide in.
Sometimes I worry if I'm doing or saying the right things when they confide in me.

There are a few things in the vid that I never thought about, but I'm glad I mostly got it right.

I hope that no one ever feels the need to commit suicide, but if they do, I hope I they confide in me and that I can help them.

I'll visit I don't think the hotline is available in my country, so I'll check out if there's anything over here I CAN do.

Janine H.
Janine H6 years ago

Thank you for the information. Hopefully it will help. It is sad, when someone is alone. And i hope that other people have someone behaves supportedly towards and who takes them seriously.

About me... there is no one who takes me seriously... :( i hate my own life, i wish i would vanish... that no one would have a burden (me) anymore...

Please forgive these sadness

Siti Rohana
Siti R6 years ago

thank you. will post this on Facebook.

Christine S.
Christine S6 years ago

Awesome!- if we all helped others out of a crisis, what a great world we could have. Remember, you may feel like crud now, but there are people out there who care, and you will have a good life one day- you just need to let people help you- and one day you may be able to help someone out too!