‘Trevor’ panel to examine suicide among LGBT youth

Nicolle Fedor

Nicolle Fedor
Nicolle Fedor
GROSSMONT COLLEGE – The Academy Award winning short film, Trevor, will be screened on campus on Thursday, Oct. 6, with a panel discussion regarding suicide prevention immediately following.

The 1994 film, dealing with a high school boy who acknowledges his homosexuality and the bullying that ensues, will be shown at 6 p.m. in Building 26-220. Organizers say the aim of this event is to analyze reasons for suicide and to offer suggestions for prevention of what the Center for Disease Control has reported is the #2 killer on college campuses.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are considered to be at particularly high risk of suicide, according to organizers.

The film and panel discussion are being sponsored by GLBT Communication Students; LGBTS Student Union; Student Affairs Office; English & Social/Behavioral Sciences Division; Arts, Languages & Communication Division and Student Health Services.

If you, or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) which offers help for people of all sexual orientations, or contact the Trevor Project at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386), which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

Closed Captioning and American Sign Language will be provided during the event

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Fedor is a student in Media Comm 132. She may be contacted at [email protected]