“Talk to Me” is The Trevor Project’s campaign for conversation. With 3 simple words – talk to me – you let a friend know that you CARE about them and are willing to listen without judgment. During National Suicide Prevention Month in September we encourage you to take the Talk to Me pledge and let the ones you love know you’re always available to talk.
Talking helps us connect with each other. It shows that we care, and that someone is there to listen. Saying “talk to me” lets a friend know that you are there for them, and that you’ll help connect them to resources if they are ever in crisis. When a person knows they can talk to you, they feel supported and are more likely to ask for help when they need it.
The Trevor Project has named September National Suicide Prevention Month, focusing a month of awareness activation on youth suicide prevention. During this month we recognize the health crisis facing young people, especially those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning, and take action to ensure all youth have a resource to turn to for help.
In addition to Talk to Me, we recognize National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 9-15, 2012) and International Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10, 2012). Then, on September 27, 2012, we hope you join thousands of youth around the country to raise awareness and show support for youth in crisis on The Trevor Project Day (Trevor Day).
Youth in the U.S. face a health crisis, and we all have a role in stopping it. Participating in Talk to Me is one way that you can help prevent suicide and help save a life.
A young person in crisis only needs to know about one resource they can go to for support, and that one can mean the difference between life and death. You can help save a life by donating to make Trevor’s life-saving, life-affirming service more accessible and better known to all LGBTQ youth who need someone to talk to. Click here to give.
You can help improve suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth in your state, city or town by joining the Trevor Ambassadors or Trevor NextGen near you. Click here to get involved.
Thank you to all of our amazing partners who have helped spread the message of “Talk to Me.