Crisis intervention and Suicide prevention | Esurance Trevor Project Campaign
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Crisis intervention and Suicide prevention | Esurance Trevor Project Campaign


I was just about to give up. You gave me someone to call when I was on the verge of death. I couldn’t take the hate. They listened and saved my life. The Trevor Project is an organization that works to prevent suicide for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. And this is a phone line that people can call 24/7, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, to talk to a trained counselor and talk about what’s going on in their lives. These are kids for whom life has become a living hell, and we can offer that little respite. There are thousands upon thousands of young people that call the Trevor Project every year. Last year, we fielded over 30,000 calls. And actually, since Trevor started, we’ve probably fielded over 300,000 calls. It’s really for whoever is really struggling with things and wants to call in. It’s a place where kids can know that they can call in and hear a friendly voice on the other side, an accepting voice. Suicide is the third leading cause of death of young people. And for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community, it’s at least four times higher. And it’s really important that people get the message about the Trevor Project so they can call us and we can be of help and service. These are the youth in our communities. These are the youth that you care about already, and we’re just trying to help them. Studies have shown that having one person to reach out to, one person to speak with, to interact with when you’re in crisis, makes all the difference. And we do that every hour, every day here at the Trevor Project. At Esurance, we’re pleased that we’re able to partner with the Trevor Project and provide resources to LGBTQ youth in need. The Trevor Project’s organizational goals are aligned well with Esurance’s goal to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for everyone. This is really important to Esurance and is close to all of our hearts. What Esurance allows us to do is not only to outreach, but the dollars that will be raised from Esurance ensures that we are there 24/7 to pick up the phone and answer someone’s call. They actually care about the real needs of youth out there. It’s not just about an image; it’s about making real impact, and knowing that those dollars are going to real use, very immediate use, that are helping kids who are in very immediate need. I think that the Trevor Project is definitely saving lives, and I know that, because I talk to these kids time after time. I talk to them when they’re in a really dark place, and I talk to them sometimes months later when they’re calling back to say, “You know, hey, you really helped me.” So it is really powerful. Every day, we are saving someone’s life here at the Trevor Project. My name is Patrick Crock. I’m a counselor here at the Trevor Project. I’m Darren Howard, Vice President of Marketing at Esurance. My name is Abby Land, and I’m the Executive Director and CEO of the Trevor Project. Thank you for making me believe in myself. I’m forever grateful. I thank you, Trevor Project.

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