Daniel Radcliffe to give a Live Talk for the Trevor Project
Sep 14, 2012
Posted by Catherine
It has been reported that Daniel Radcliffe is to “participate in a live online discussion” about raising awareness on the prevention of suicide. The Trevor Projects “Talk to Me” campaign is hosting the live chat on Google+ Hangout, and will have questions that were submitted by young adults and chosen by Trevor Project’s Youth Advisory Council. The event begins September 16 at 2:00 PM, and will also appear on The Trevor Project’s Google+ and YouTube web pages. Talk Movies World states:
“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’ said Daniel Radcliffe, actor and 2011 Trevor Hero Award honoree. “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.”
“Talk to Me” is a public awareness campaign to prevent suicide and runs throughout the month of September. The campaign is grounded in research indicating improvements in help-seeking behaviors and access to care can have a dramatic effect on suicide prevention, a message emphasized in the new National Strategy for Suicide Prevention released on Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services.
“The Trevor Project is very excited for this truly international event and grateful for Daniel Radcliffe’s continued and unwavering support of our life-saving, life-affirming programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. 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’ said Abbe Land, Executive Director & CEO of The Trevor Project.
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