The Young and the Restless, Thom Bierdz (Phillip) produced this PSA-type video announcement in lieu of the tragic deaths over the last weeks from gay teens who have committed suicide after being bullied. You have read, seen, and heard about the horrific death of the Rutgers student, who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. Now, Bierdz sent along this note below and video to let gay teens know it does get better, and that he has a special arts project that one can get enter and get involved with. And for gay teens to reach out to people before you take that last drastic step to end your life.
Bierdz stated: ” Since I am from Wisconsin, my gay soap opera character Phillip Chancellor III is from Wisconsin, and there were two teenage gay suicide incidents in Wisconsin this week – one who died, one who tried. Gay teens are 4 times more likely to take their lives – because they feel ashamed and alone. I want to help people see their pain, so the bullying stops.”
Watch the Video after the jump!