The Trevor Project Launches 24/7 Crisis Services for LGBTQ Youth in Mexico

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10/11/2022

Today, on National Coming Out Day in the U.S. and Mexico, The Trevor Project announced the official launch of its free, confidential, 24/7 digital crisis services for LGBTQ young people in Mexico. This milestone is part of The Trevor Project’s expansion of its services to more countries around the world and marks the first time in its nearly 25-year history that it is offering crisis services to young people outside of the U.S. The crisis intervention services for LGBTQ youth will be offered in Spanish across TrevorChat and TrevorText, including SMS text messaging, WhatsApp, and online chat. As is the case in the U.S., suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people in Mexico. Overall, 28.7 percent of the LGBTQ population has thought about or attempted suicide at some point in their lives. While The Trevor Project estimates that more than 1.8 million LGBTQ youth in the U.S. seriously consider suicide each year, that number is more than 40 million globally. “It’s incredibly inspiring to see our vision of providing life-affirming crisis services to LGBTQ young people beyond the U.S. being realized today with our launch in Mexico. This is a major milestone in our goal to end the global public health crisis of LGBTQ youth suicide,” said Amit Paley (he/him pronouns), CEO & Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “The Trevor Project is committed to building a world where every single LGBTQ young person has access to resources that affirm who they are, and we couldn’t be more optimistic about the impact we’ll have on this journey to support more LGBTQ young people around the world.”

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