“I’M NOT SURE WHERE TO START.”
Scroll down to read our helpful tips for how to reach out for help while keeping yourself safe. Remember, you can always call the Trevor Lifeline (866-488-7386), or message us on TrevorChat and TrevorText, if you are struggling and need someone to talk to.
"I’M THINKING ABOUT KILLING MYSELF."
We're here for you. Please call the Trevor Lifeline (866-488-7386) - it's free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can also ask for help on TrevorChat or TrevorText. Our trained volunteer counselors are ready to listen. If you can’t reach us digitally, please call the Lifeline (866-488-7386).
TrevorChat - Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT).
TrevorText - Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
"I WANT TO CONNECT WITH LGBTQ PEOPLE MY AGE."
Sign up on TrevorSpace.org and join over 100,000 LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24) and their friends who live around the world. This site is a secure social networking platform, monitored by The Trevor Project’s trained volunteers.
“I AM AN ADULT AND I NEED HELP.”
There are resources available for you. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 any time, or chat with their team, available from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Reaching out for help isn’t always easy. After all, figuring out what to do, or who to ask, can be overwhelming. The truth is that there are many different ways to ask for help, and there are many different people who are ready to offer support.
Here are some helpful tips to get you started.
• Think about the people in your life who you trust. You might have siblings, caretakers, family members, teammates, friends, teachers, co-workers, spiritual leaders, or others who are there to support you no matter what.
• Practice what to say. If you’re not sure how to talk about what’s going on, try writing it down first before you ask for help out-loud.
• Make a safety plan to help you get through tough times.
“My Example Safety Plan”
1. Tell an adult I trust that I’m feeling unsafe or sad.
2. Call my friend who lives close-by to get away from a stressful situation
3. Focus on what I love and do something fun.
4. Move around: go outside, go running, do yoga.
5. Remind myself that I’m a strong, valuable person.
• Keep a Trevor Wallet Card handy. This card has the Trevor Lifeline number on it. Our counselors are always ready to listen and help no matter what time it is: 866-488-7386
• Find local resources. You can find places to get help, connect with other youth, and get involved by looking through The Trevor Project's search engine of local, regional, and national resources.
• Are you questioning your identity, or aren’t sure how to come out? Flip through “Coming Out As You.” This guide can help you explore your identity and weigh the pros and cons of coming out in a safe, thoughtful way.