Taimi has donated $25,000 to The Trevor Project, an LGBTQ crisis intervention charity. The donation, made at the beginning of Pride Month, contributes to the organisation’s mission of saving and supporting LGBTQ+ youth who suffer from suicidal feelings.
The donation was also made in collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres and was spoken about on her popular talk show.
Alex Pasykov, CEO and Founder of Taimi, said in a statement: “LGBTQ+ young people can feel extremely lonely, and we at Taimi know this firsthand.
“Our support team gets tons of messages from people under 25 who say they don’t feel understood, or even safe in their communities. Of course, it makes it hard for them to open up.
“We want [Taimi] to be a space where people don’t feel judged and can find someone who’ll like them for who they truly are. That’s why we’re supporting like-minded professionals at The Trevor Project. They are doing a life-saving job.”
According to The Trevor Project’s new survey, 42% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year. More than half of them were transgender and non-binary.
Helen Virt, Head of Business Development at Taimi, added: “Our support team is trained to deal with people who may be on the verge of taking their own lives.
“We work with psychologists and professionals from non-profit organisations like Lifeline, who educate us about suicide and suicidal threats, and teach how to handle such situations.”
In 2018, Taimi introduced a button in Live Help Chat which redirected young users suffering from suicidal thoughts to The Trevor Lifeline.
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