The Trevor Project supports queer kids via text & chat 24/7 now

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As of today, the Trevor Project’s suicide prevention and crisis intervention services for queer kids are more accessible than ever. The organisation has long provided a 24/7 phone line, but now its text and chat services have gone 24/7 as well, for the first time in the Trevor Project’s 21-year history.

The Trevor Project made the move with Generation Z in mind – kids who grew up owning smartphones They are more comfortable with text and chat services than with speaking on the phone or in-person interactions, according to Trevor Project officials. A third-party evaluation of the group’s services found that 63% of those who used its text and chat services reported doing so because they felt like it was easier to be themselves on those platforms.

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