Daniel Radcliffe Talks Suicide Prevention in The Trevor Project’s First Google+ Live Chat

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  • This Sunday, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe participated in the first ever Google+ Hangout for The Trevor Project — the “leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth,” according to its website.

    Our own Shira Lazar moderated the live chat as a part of the organization’s Talk to Me Campaign for National Suicide Prevention Month. Radcliffe was joined by members of The Trevor Project’s Youth Advisory Council to talk about suicide prevention and how viewers can seek and provide help for those struggling.

    Radcliffe says, “Identifying on an emotional level with another human being is one of the most powerful, comforting, healing things in the world and it makes someone feel that not only are they not alone, but there will one day be a solution to or an end to their problem.”

    Radcliffe began filming public service announcements for the organization in 2009 and he went on to accept the Trevor Project’s 2011 Hero Award for being an inspiration to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

    Sunday’s hour-long chat was streamed live on The Trevor Project’s YouTube channel and is now available for viewing in full.

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