Be A Voice For Our LGBTQ Youth

May 14 2021

As an LGBTQ founded company, protecting the emotional and mental health of our youth is more than important––it is crucial.  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience higher rates of mental illness compared to their straight, cisgender peers as a result of chronic stressors such as discrimination and victimization.

Did you know that: 

  • LGBTQ youth seriously consider suicide at almost 3x the rate of heterosexual youth?
  • LGBTQ youth are 5x more likely to attempt suicide compared to heterosexual youth?
  • Over the past year, 52% of transgender individuals ‘seriously considered suicide?
  • 40% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past twelve months, with more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth having seriously considered suicide?

We know we must use our voice and platform to bring awareness to these rising statistics in order to stop them. Throughout Mental Health Awareness month, Peace Out Skincare is partnering with The Trevor Project to support their tireless efforts in helping our LGBTQ youth. 

 

What’s The Trevor Project?

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ) youth under 25

The non-profit supports our youth through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs via a 24/7 phone line, chat, and text. They’re also home to TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth. Their research, education and advocacy programs are unmatched and continue to save lives daily. 

 

How can you get involved?

1. Shop with Peace Out 

  • Stock up on skincare while saving lives––10% of all sales from 5/15- 5/19 will be donated directly to The Trevor Project.
2. Donate Directly 
    • The Trevor Project accepts donations straight from their website. Head to TheTrevorProject.org to donate directly 

    3. Become an ally 
    • Did you know: if an LGBTQ young person has at least one accepting adult in their life, it reduces their risk of suicide by 40%? Volunteer and lend a hand through The Trevor Project’s ongoing opportunities you can find here.

     

    Our partnership with The Trevor Project is ongoing and ever-evolving. Throughout this, we hope to bring solace, safety, and endless opportunities to our LGBTQ youth. To learn more about The Trevor Project, head to their website here.

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