Today Is Trevor Project Day In NYC
As proclaimed by Gov. David Paterson in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week.
Suicide is one of the top three causes of death among young people (15 to 24-year-olds). Only accidents and homicides occur more frequently as causes of death among young people. LGBTQ youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. LGBTQ youth who come from a rejecting family are up to nine times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. With your help, The Trevor Project can continue Saving Young Lives.Visit the Trevor Project's Facebook page or their website for information on how to help them protect the lives of LGBT youth.
RELATED: Below is a celeb-filled video from Cyndi Lauper's We Give A Damn project. Visit their Facebook page for information on helping to prevent LGBT youth suicides.