The Trevor Helpline was established in 1998 and became the first and only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Today, in addition to operating the crisis and suicide prevention helpline, The Trevor Project provides online support to young people through the organization’s web site, and also provides lifesaving guidance and vital resources to educators and parents.
Suicidal Warning Signs
- A tendency toward isolation and social withdrawal
- Substance abuse
- Expression of negative attitudes toward self
- Expression of hopelessness or helplessness
- Loss of interest in usual activities
- Giving away valued possessions
- Expression of a lack of future orientation (i.e. "It won't matter soon anyway").
- For someone who has been very depressed, when that depression begins to lift, the individual may be at INCREASED risk of suicide, as the individual will have the psychological energy to follow-through on suicidal ideation.
If you or someone you care about is showing any of these signs, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone to speak with a trained counselor at The Trevor Helpline: 866.4.U.TREVOR (866.488.7386).