The Trevor Project launches Talk to Me campaign

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Kevin McHale, who stars on Glee, is helping to launch The Trevor Project’s awareness campaign for National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 4-10, 2011. The campaign, named Talk to Me, encourages individuals to communicate via phone and video calls along with positive behaviors that can help prevent suicide.

“We know through our work on the Trevor Lifeline that you can understand much more about what a person is going through just by talking. During National Suicide Prevention Week, The Trevor Project asks that you join the campaign for conversation, ‘Talk to Me,’ and get in the habit of healthy, and potentially lifesaving conversation,” said David McFarland, interim executive director of The Trevor Project. “National Suicide Prevention Week is about knowing what to do if someone you care about is in crisis, even if that person is you. Leaders like Kevin McHale have taken the pledge to ‘Talk to Me,’ and we challenge all Americans to call someone and really talk this week, because you never know when your call can help save a life.”

The campaign is also aligned with The Trevor Project’s core crisis intervention program, the Trevor Lifeline, a 24/7 phone counseling service for LGBTQ youth, ages 13 to 24. Since the Lifeline opened in 1998, hundreds of thousands of youth have called in need of help and a caring person to talk to. The leading challenges of individuals calling the Lifeline include feeling isolated; depression; problems with family members; problems with bullying; questions about their sexual orientation or gender identity; considering suicide; and considering cutting. The hotline number is (866)-4U-TREVOR.

On the Web at www.thetrevorproject.org/talktome/index.html

Kevin McHale, who stars on Glee, is helping to launch The Trevor Project’s awareness campaign for National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 4-10, 2011. The campaign, named Talk to Me, encourages individuals to communicate via phone and video calls along with positive behaviors that can help prevent suicide.