|The Trevor Project: Teen Suicide Prevention|
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The Trevor Helpline:
The Trevor Project was founded by James Lecesne, Peggy Rajski and Randy Stone, the creators of the 1994 Academy Award-winning short film, TREVOR, which aired on HBO. TREVOR is the story of a gay 13-year-old boy who, when rejected by friends because of his sexuality, makes an attempt to take his life. The filmmakers wanted to include information on crisis intervention resources as they believed some of the program's young viewers might be facing the same kind of crisis as Trevor, and began to search for a support line to be broadcast during the airing. They discovered that no such helpline existed, and decided to dedicate themselves to forming an organization to promote acceptance of LGBTQ youth, and to aid in crisis and suicide prevention among that group.
The Trevor helpline became the first nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Project also provides online support to young people through the organization's Website, as well as guidanceand resources to educators and parents.
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