The Give A Damn campaign has released it’s latest video this time featuring Lily Tomlin, Judith Light, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mae Whitman. Focusing this time on the issue of suicide to tie in with National Suicide Prevention Month in the US, the PSA focuses on the higher risk of suicide amongst gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth and how it is down not to their sexuality but the feelings of rejection and loneliness that many LGBT youth feel.
Calling for change and for people to support those trying to come to terms with their sexuality as opposed to turning against them, it’s another powerful video from the Give A Damn campaign that aims to show those outside of the LGBT community that ignoring someone’s sexuality because you don’t know how to deal with it can have tragic consequences with Cyndi Lauper, who began this web initiative through her True Colors Fund highlighting how:
“Rejection by one’s parents, one’s family and one’s community has to be one of the most painful and lonely experiences any person can be subjected to. So deep is the hurt that it causes these kids to think suicide is an option,”
Category: Mental Health