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Last week, Ellen DeGeneres recorded an emotional video message in reaction to the recent rash of teen suicides related to bullying over sexual orientation. (Watch it below.) Saying that "one life lost in this senseless way is tragic, four lives lost is a crisis," The talk-show host urged viewers to stop "intolerance and ignorance" from taking another kid's life.
As suicide prevention and LGBT outreach organizations mobilize to reach teenagers, other celebrities are recording impassioned videos urging kids to stay strong -- and get help if they need it. Here are a few of the video messages that celebs uploaded this weekend.
Neil Patrick Harris: "Let me assure you, if you're getting bullied and feeling like you're on the outskirts, it gets better."
Joel Madden: "Even if you're made to feel like no one cares about you... there are thousands of people right now that care, that you can find."
Bravo's Andy Cohen: "Anybody who's having a sleepless night or a sad day... just know that you're probably gonna wind up way better off than that ***hole that's picking on you."
Vinny Guadagnino from Jersey Shore: "Love is a lot louder than abuse."
To see more messages of support from both celebs and everyday people, check out MTV's Love is Louder initiative and columnist Dan Savage's It Gets Better project. You can also go to DeGeneres' page for her recommended resources for teens who are feeling bullied or alone.
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