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The Trevor Project’s Resources and Programs | For Youth: Helpful Tips

The Trevor Project’s Resources and Programs

If you need help and support, you’ve come to the right place. The Trevor Project serves more than 100,000 LGBTQ young people every year through our programs and resources, including:

Trevor Lifeline - A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386

TrevorChat - A free, confidential secure instant messaging support service

TrevorText - A free, confidential text messaging service

TrevorSpace - An online community for LGBTQ young people and their friends

Ask Trevor - Where people of all ages can ask questions and get answers from trained volunteers


For Youth: Helpful Tips

There are many ways to ask for help. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started.

• Think about who would support you no matter what, like siblings, family members, caretakers, teammates, friends, teachers, co-workers, spiritual leaders, and more.
• If you’re not sure about how to ask for help, try writing down what you might say first.
• Make a “Safety Plan” for yourself to help you get through any tough times. Your list might include things like:

1. Tell a trusted adult if you’re feeling sad or unsafe.

2. Call a friend who lives close by if you need to get away from a stressful situation.

3. Focus on your interests: Do something you enjoy.

4. Get active, like running or doing yoga.

5. Remind yourself that you are a strong, valuable person.

Keep a Trevor wallet card handy – someone on the Trevor Lifeline is always ready to listen at 1-866-488-7386.
Find Local Resources. We’ve put together a search engine to help you find local, regional and national resources where you can find help or get involved.
• If you need help because you’re questioning your identity or aren’t sure how to come out, Coming Out As You can help you weigh the pros and cons of coming out in a safe, thoughtful way.

If you recognize some of the warning signs of suicide in someone you know, there are steps you can take to help. When YOU-CARE, you can help save a life.