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Tim Gunn has revealed a very personal story to the world, in hopes to offer a message of support to gay teens suffering from bullying and ridicule. Joining a slew of other celebrities in the It Gets Better Project, the Project Runway star admits he once tried to take his own life by swallowing more than 100 pills.
"As a 17-year-old youth who was in quite a bit of despair, I attempted to kill myself," Gunn says in the video. "I'm happy to say today that attempt was unsuccessful. But at the time it was all that I could contemplate."
Gunn urges gay youth looking for help to use The Trevor Project, a nationwide suicide prevention hotline.
"I understand the desperation," he says. "I understand the despair. And I understand how isolated you can feel...Reach out. Get help. You're not alone. It will get better—I promise."
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