Trevor Project, The

The Trevor Project is a comprehensive crisis and suicide prevention organization that provides help, support, education, empowerment, and advocacy for LGBTQ youth, typically between the ages of 13 to 24. It is considered the leading U.S. resource for suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth. This nonprofit organization was founded in 1998 as a way to address the disproportionate number of LGBTQ youth who have attempted or succeeded at suicide. Although exact demographics are not known, it is estimated that approximately one third of LGBTQ youth have attempted suicide. Given the experience of minority stress, societal homophobia, and stigma associated with identifying as LGBTQ, LGBTQ youth are at a much greater risk for suicidal ideation and behaviors than their heterosexual peers.

The Trevor Lifeline is a “hotline” staffed ...

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