The Trevor Project has launched a new campaign for National Suicide Prevention Week (September 4 – September 10) called “Talk to Me” designed to get people to really communicate.
From the campaign’s website:
WHY TALK? Sure, it's easier to text, poke, like, or chat. But, when you TALK to someone you get a sense of how they're really feeling. You'll show that you care enough to listen. And, when a person has someone to talk to, they feel supported and are more likely to ask for help when they need it.
WHY NOW? September 4th - 10th is National Suicide Prevention Week. Now is the time to check in with friends and family. Let them know that you're available to talk. And, make sure you know what to do if someone is in crisis.
Take the Pledge to: Identify myself as someone people can talk to
Be respectful and supportive of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
Listen openly and without judgement
Take what people say seriously
Reach out to friends who I think may need to talk
Make an extra effort to use verbal communication instead of texting or sending an e-mail
Tell an adult if I think someone is considering suicide
Use The Trevor Lifeline if I need support or if a friend is in crisis (866-488-7386)
For more info and to take the pledge: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/talktome/index.html or www.TrevorTalkToMe.org
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