Harry Potter star is longtime supporter of group dedicated to suicide prevention among LGBT youth
For more than three years, film and Broadway star Daniel Radcliffe has been a high-profile supporter of the Trevor Project which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
The young man who came to fame as boy wizard Harry Potter continues his involvement on Sunday (16 September) when he participates in a live online discussion to raise awareness about preventing suicide through The Trevor Project’s Talk to Me campaign.
‘Suicide is absolutely tragic, and it’s also completely preventable, which is why it is so important to learn how to help during The Trevor Project’s National Suicide Prevention Month,’ Radcliffe says in a statement. ‘The Trevor Project is full of amazing volunteers who work every day to save lives on the phone and online, but the Talk to Me’ campaign is about how each one of us can help save a life, too. I am really proud to be a part of this extraordinary initiative with The Trevor Project.’
The live conversation will take place on Google+Hangout at 2 pm Eastern Daylight Time. It will be broadcast through TrevorTalkToMe.org and on The Trevor Project’s YouTube and Google+ pages.
Abbe Land, executive director and CEO of The Trevor Project is grateful for Radcliffe’s participation: ‘It really makes a difference to hear a straight ally and role model like Daniel empower young people to do something life-saving, like saying, ‘talk to me’ to a friend.’
Young people from around the world can submit questions for Radcliffe through TrevorTalkToMe.org all this week.