The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ young people. The nonprofit is using AI to train counsellors and identify high risk individuals.
LGTBQ+ people, particularly young LGTBQ+ people, are one of the world’s most marginalized and vulnerable populations. And as a group, young members of the LGBTQ+ community are at a higher risk of suicide compared to their heterosexual, cisgender peers. In fact, LGBTQ youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide and it is estimated that 1.8 million LGBTQ+ youth in the US seriously consider taking their own lives each year.
Reaching these young people to offer them support in times of crisis is not easy, but it’s a challenge that has been tackled by nonprofit organization The Trevor Project since it was founded in 1998. The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and questioning young people.