Birthday Fundraiser: Raising money for Trevor Project
For my birthday this year, I'm asking for donations to The Trevor Project. Why? Because I believe no youth, no matter who they are, should be in a mental state that has them contemplating suicide. Like I once did myself. Been there and almost did that when I was a senior in high school. I'm alive because in that moment I thought of a dear friend and was reminded of a quote from her favorite movie at the time, "No man is a failure who has friends." That stopped me. From that moment I decided to refocus on friendship. It kept me alive.
But no teenager should be having those thoughts or having to deal with a situation or mental illness that fosters those ideations.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10 to 24 (Hedegaard, Curtin, & Warner, 2018) — and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are at significantly increased risk. (via Trevor Project)
Please consider giving what you can. Thanks much in advance!
The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.
Facebook takes care of the donation processing with no fees.
Click here to learn more about Trevor Project.
|This photo was taken of me about one month or so before I planned my suicide.|
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