'Potter' Helps Prevent Teen Suicide
"It's extremely distressing to consider that in 2009 suicide is a top three killer of young people... It's vitally important that young people understand they are not alone and, perhaps even more important, that their young lives have real value," Radcliffe said.
The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.
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"I am very pleased to begin my support of The Trevor Project, which saves lives every day through its critical work... it's truly devastating to learn that LGBTQ youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. I deeply hope my support can raise the organization's visibility so even more despondent youth become aware of The Trevor Helpline's highly trained counselors and Trevor's many other resources," Radcliffe said.
The executive director and chief executive officer of The Trevor Project said the organization is "incredibly grateful to Daniel for his truly inspiring and historic generosity and support,."
"He is setting a meaningful example for millions of young people around the world by embracing diversity and demonstrating that he cares deeply about the well-being of LGBTQ youth," Charles Robbins said.
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