Wednesday, October 06, 2010

LGBT Youth and Teen Suicide

The Trevor Project is a nonprofit endeavor established to promote acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group.

Ellen Degeneres supports The Trevor Project and is encouraging everyone to donate. You can easily donate $5 simply by texting the word KIND to 85944. Every time you text, $5 will be added to your cell phone bill. Be sure to respond YES to the confirmation text. Read more...

Anderson Cooper was a guest on her show today and he is a strong advocate against bullying and teen suicide. His brother committed suicide and wrote about it in the article below.

My Brother's Suicide

The last paragraph of his story really spoke to me. He talks about not having control, but still holding onto life. If you're going through a dark time right now, talk to your friends and family. If you're uncomfortable with that, find a local support group. Don't take your own life. Reach out and let us help you get through this.

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