Supporting LGBTQ Youth

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are struggling. How can educators help?

LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

There is a national state of emergency in children’s mental health, and LGBTQ youth are suffering at disproportional rates. The latest data from The Trevor Project indicates that it’s more critical than ever to ensure these students receive the resources and support they need to feel accepted.
58% chart
of LGBTQ youth
reported experiencing symptoms of depression
45% chart
seriously considered attempting suicide
in the past year
60% chart
of those who wanted mental health care
in the past year were not able to get it
65% chart
have experienced discrimination
based on their sexual orientation

Gaggle Is a Proud Sponsor of The Trevor Project

Gaggle is proud to partner with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. The organization works to save young lives by providing support through free and confidential suicide prevention and mental health programs.

As the leader in helping K-12 districts support student safety on school-provided technology, Gaggle is proud to collaborate with The Trevor Project and improve mental health outcomes for LGBTQ young people.

TrevorLifeline
TrevorLifeline is a free, confidential, and secure phone line available to LGBTQ youth 24/7 with trained volunteers. Call 1-866-488-7386.
TrevorChat
TrevorChat is a free, confidential, and secure instant messaging service that provides live help 24/7 for LGBTQ youth by trained volunteers. Visit TheTrevorProject.org/Help.
TrevorText
TrevorText is a free, confidential, and secure service for LGBTQ youth to text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention. Text “START” to 678-678. Available 24/7. Standard text messaging rates apply.
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ON-DEMAND

Student Wellness Series: LGBTQ Student Challenges

Students who identify as LGBTQ are being disproportionately affected by the youth mental health crisis. It’s more critical than ever to ensure these students receive the resources and support they need to feel accepted, but what can educators do? Our expert panel explored best practices for building a welcoming, affirming community in your district. View the pre-recorded Student Wellness Series: LGBTQ Student Challenges webinar.

Hosts: Robin P. McHaelen, Jeff McCoy, and Paget Hetherington

View On-Demand