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TrevorTalks Unpacks Talking About Suicide Safely

BY: Trevor News
Trevor Talks Episode two logo How to talk safely about suicide.

One of the hardest topics to talk about is suicide. Many of us may know people who have attempted or lost their lives to suicide, but talking about it can often feel taboo. We live in a society that sweeps a lot of tough conversations under the rug. In 2017, a person died by suicide every 11 minutes. It’s the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10-14, and the third leading cause for young people ages 15-24. Suicide is currently considered a public health crisis in the United States. But even though it’s such a common cause of death, we don’t talk about it the way we do with heart disease or cancer. 

The more we can talk about it, the more we can de-stigmatize it. We hope this episode of TrevorTalks can be a start to that conversation. 

Watch our new video and learn about the best way to approach this difficult topic. Remember that Trevor counselors are trained to deal with this subject. This Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, you can support our mission to ensure all LGBTQ young people have somewhere to turn, day or night.

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