Teen suicides have sky rocketed within this year. Leaving more then 20 teens for dead, one including Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide after being secretly video taped having sex with a man, and streamed live. Many anti-bullying campaigns have made it clear that lives should not be lost because of these torments. Reminding teens that it does get better. Anti-Bullying campain: It Gets Better shows teens that they are cared about and they shouldn’t have to feel they should end their lives to make a difference. Founded by advice guru Dan Savage, when he heard about the suicide of 15-year-old Billy Lucas, who was tormented with gay slurs in school. “I wish I could have talked to that kid for 5 minutes,” Savage says regarding another suicide. “And been able to tell them it gets better.” The “It Gets Better Project” has millions of viewers, including celebrity icons such as singer Eve, comedian Kathy Griffin, and television host Ellen DeGeneres.
For information, or ways to get involved, check out the It Gets Better Project.