The Trevor Project National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health
About the Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
This ground-breaking survey provides new insights into the challenges that LGBTQ youth across the country face every day, including suicide, feeling sad or hopeless, discrimination, physical threats and exposure to conversion therapy.
Among LGBTQ youth:
39% have seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months including more than half of trans and non-binary youth
2 in 3 have had someone try to convince them to change their sexual orientation or gender identity
As a result those who experienced this are 3 times more likely to attempt suicide
57% of trans and non-binary youth who have undergone conversion therapy have attempted suicide
71% have experienced discrimination because of their orientation or identity
20% have experienced physical harm
Less than half are out to an adult at school
98% say a safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth would be valuable to them
They are most comfortable reaching out via text or chat rather than calling