Former First Lady and current Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, has recorded her own PSA, encouraging the bullied Youth of America to stand tall.
Prompted by the string of suicide deaths, most recently a Rutgers University freshman, Hilary is rallying support and advocacy for Gay and Lesbian teens who are feeling alone.
You can read Hilary’s statement here as well as watch the video PSA.
“Like millions of Americans, I was terribly saddened to learn of the recent suicides of several teenagers across our country after being bullied because they were gay or because people thought they were gay. Children are particularly vulnerable to the hurt caused by discrimination and prejudice and we have lost many young people over the years to suicide,” the diplomat adds, urging Americans to practice tolerance — even when dealing with people they don’t understand. “These most recent deaths are a reminder that all Americans have to work harder to overcome bigotry and hatred. I have a message for all the young people out there who are being bullied, or who feel alone and find it hard to imagine a better future: First of all, hang in there and ask for help.”