Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn released a heartfelt message today to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth encouraging them to seek help if they are depressed or having thoughts about committing suicide.
In the above video, Gunn shockingly reveals he attempted suicide at age 17, pleads with teens to talk to someone if they are in despair and advocates The Trevor Project, a national crisis and suicide prevention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. He says:
There are people who can help you. You cannot do this alone, that is another profound message that I want to give to all of you. It really requires a collaboration between you and the people who love you-the people who you can depend upon, no matter who they are, as mentors. In my case, it took a very serious intervention to help me. And, it was a result of the botched suicide attempt to be blunt.
The public service announcement was filmed as part of the It Gets Better Project campaign.
Via Huffington Post