NSV Highlight on: The Trevor Project

A short film came out in 1994 called TREVOR. This film was about a young teen who discovers his sexuality and his place in the world. It went on to win an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short film and inspired The Trevor Project.


The Trevor Project provides “crisis intervention and suicide prevention services” for LGBTQ teens. Concerning direct crisis and suicide intervention, they provide the Trevor Lifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText:

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The Trevor Lifeline is the only suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24). The online chat and text services are also ways to connect with trained volunteers. Another way that LGBTQ youth can connect with other like-minded teens is by joining TREVOR space, a social network for LGBTQ youth and allies.

The Trevor Project also offers a wide variety of of suicide prevention trainings and resources. The Trevor Lifeguard Workshop is free to educators, it’s online and provides a video, curriculum and lesson plans for the classroom. Moreover, they provide other online trainings for school faculty, staff, and school leaders on preventing suicide and safe intervention techniques. For links to these online courses and services for allies of LGBTQ teens, check it out here.

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