“Ask for Help” The Trevor Project’s newest PSA campaign, features empowering, first-person accounts of youth reaching out to friends, teachers, parents or counselors for help to promote the idea that it’s ok to ask for help when you need it.
Reaching out for help isn’t always easy. In fact, the stigma surrounding mental health and illness can seem paralyzing, especially for young people. When a young person is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, this stigma can be even bigger, especially if they face barriers to accessing help if their family or community has rejected them.
However, many young people do seek help from people they know and trust. Once they take the first step and ask for help, their chances of finding supportive resources increases, lowering their risk for suicide – and that can be life-saving.
The “Ask for Help” campaign includes downloadable print ads, web banners, display ads, broadcast and radio spots. These materials, as well as press releases and safe messaging tools for journalists, can be found in the CAMPAIGN MATERIALS.
If you need support, please visit our GET HELP page.
To learn warning signs and facts about suicide, visit The Trevor Project’s RESOURCES page.