The White House last week honored suicide prevention groups, including The Trevor Project and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), who focus on LGBT teens.

In a video announcing the Obama administration's Champions of Change program, White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett says: “The White House is proud to feature these stories of Americans who are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out innovate, out educate, and out build the rest of the world.”

“Suicide takes the lives of nearly 34,000 Americans every year,” the administration said in a release. “These Champions of Change are working to lower that statistic, to combat bullying in schools and sports, to provide resources for communities, and to educate individuals and groups across the country.”

The Trevor Project Executive Director David L. McFarland and Founder James C. Lecesne and GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard and Public Policy Manager Alison Gill attended last week's ceremony at the White House.

Both non-profits work to create a safe space in school for LGBT teens.

The Trevor Project runs the nation's only 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for gay and questioning youth.

Other groups recognized include the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Blue Star Families, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, The Suicide Prevention Action Network and the National Institute of Mental Health.