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Report: Indigenous LGBTQ Youth Face Significantly Higher Suicide Risk, Structural Inequities, LGBTQ Change Attempts

Indigenous LGBTQ young people had 66% higher odds of attempting suicide in the past year compared to their non-Indigenous peers November 30, 2023 — A new report released today by The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ young people, explores the mental health and well-being of Indigenous LGBTQ youth. The report’s findings contribute greatly to a better understanding of the unique experiences and challenges of young people who are both Indigenous and LGBTQ.  Key findings include: Indigenous LGBTQ young people had 66% higher odds of a past-year suicide attempt compared to their non-Indigenous peers (aOR=1.66, 95% CI…
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The Trevor Project Celebrates Another Year of Supporting LGBTQ Young People Through 988’s Inclusive Crisis Services

The Trevor Project is extending its partnership with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, providing specialized services to LGBTQ contacts who dial 9-8-8, for another year. November 16, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people, announced a new contract with The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline to continue its work providing LGBTQ-inclusive services for the three-digit lifeline for at least another year. The Trevor Project is one of seven centers helping to ensure that LGBTQ people who contact 988 receive LGBTQ-competent and inclusive care via phone, text, and chat. “The…