Whatever it is, Ask for Help.
That?s the message of The Trevor Project?s new PSA campaign. Too often, we?re afraid to ask for help when we really need it. After all, asking for help isn?t always easy. Figuring out where to start or who to turn to can be overwhelming and we may not want to bother anyone with our worries or fears.
But the truth about asking for help is that no problem is too big or too small. There are helpers everywhere ? parents, teachers, adults, counselors, neighbors, religious leaders and Trevor counselors ? who are there to listen when you need support. Asking for help may be scary, but it?s also one of the bravest things you can do.
Ask for Help ? It?s the first step to getting the support you need. Are you ready to ask for help??Contact The Trevor Project to talk with a trained counselor.
?Ask for Help? The Trevor Project?s newest PSA campaign, features empowering, first-person accounts of youth reaching out to friends, teachers, parents or counselors for help to promote the idea that it?s ok to ask for help when you need it.
Reaching out for help isn?t always easy. In fact, the stigma surrounding mental health and illness can seem paralyzing, especially for young people. When a young person is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, this stigma can be even bigger, especially if they face barriers to accessing help if their family or community has rejected them.
However, many young people do seek help from people they know and trust. Once they take the first step and ask for help, their chances of finding supportive resources increases, lowering their risk for suicide ? and that can be life-saving.