Daniel Radcliffe: Reaching For Help Is the Bravest Thing You Can Do
BY Jeremy Kinser
February 22 2012 11:54 AM ET
"I'm Daniel Radcliffe, and I believe that reaching out for help is the
bravest thing a person can do," the actor says in a new video for the
Trevor Project that premiered during last night's episode of Glee which featured attempted teen suicide in a storyline.
Last June, the actor was honored with the Hero Award given by the LGBT teen suicide prevention organization and dedicated it to "the real heroes," who he says "are the people who are staffing those call centers and picking up the phones, saving lives every single day."
In the new public service announcement, the 22-year-old addresses the camera and says, "I'm Daniel Radcliffe, and I believe that reaching out for help is the bravest thing a person can do. If you are struggling and need support, call the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. It's free and confidential, and trained counselors are there to listen 24/7 without judgment."
The Woman in Black star released a statement revealing that his work with the organization has taught him the importance of being a straight ally and offering his support. "When we let someone know that we accept them for who they are and that we are safe to talk to, we can help save lives," he says. "It's as simple as that."
Watch Radcliffe's new Trevor Project video below.