2022 Health Influencer 30: Kevin Wong

VP of communications, The Trevor Project

Few people have demonstrated a more outstanding commitment to the LGBTQ community’s health and safety than Kevin Wong, VP of communications at The Trevor Project.

In September, the New York Chapter of the PRSA gave Wong the annual president’s award, a recognition of someone “who exemplifies the highest standards of ethical conduct and outstanding service in the PR industry and beyond.”

The Trevor Project has been busy throughout the year, but one of its most notable pieces of work is the National Survey on Youth Mental Health. The report captures the experiences of almost 34,000 LGBTQ youths aged 13 to 24 across the country, detailing critical information on suicide risk, access to care and trends over the past two years.

On National Coming Out Day, the NFL said in a statement it would match Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Carl Nassib’s $100,000 donation to The Trevor Project. The same day, The Trevor Project launched its 24/7 crisis offerings in Mexico, marking the first time the organization has offered its suicide prevention services outside of the U.S.

The Trevor Project and PR firm LaunchSquad also won Best Use of Technology at PRWeek’s 2022 Purpose Awards for developing Crisis Contact Simulator, a campaign that used AI to train contact counselors.

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