Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It gets better

Advice columnist Dan Savage and his husband Terry have started a YouTube project to prevent gay teen suicide. The theme is to tell young people who might be struggling that it gets better. There is something to hope for. You can contribute your own video. Here's Dan's and Terry's:

4 comments:

Quiet Song said...

*Like*

Kiley said...

Awesome video.

J G-W said...

That's an important message for youth generally... It's a message I found us frequently offering our son. It gets better. When you're young, everything seems so intense, so ultimate.

It's a hard message for them to get, though, because it requires patience that they don't have (because they lack the perspective that affords patience!! -- it's a catch 22!).

So we just have to love them through some of this stuff too...!

Sabayon said...

That's such a great idea! I hope it is effective.
Kate Bornstein wrote a great book aimed at teens contemplating suicide called Hello Cruel World that you may be interested in checking out. It's pretty amazing too: http://www.hellocruelworld.net/