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Tim Gunn Talks About His Teen Suicide Attempt (VIDEO)


First Posted: 10/06/2010 10:49 am Updated: 05/25/2011 5:55 pm

Tim Gunn talks about his suicide attempt when he was a teenager in a video for The Trevor Project, "the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth," according to its website. Gunn has been vocal about his own homosexuality, writing in his book "Gunn's Golden Rules" that he came to terms with it in his 20s.

In this clip, Tim reveals, "As a 17-year-old youth who was in quite a bit of despair, I attempted to kill myself and I'm very happy today that that attempt was unsuccessful but at the time it's all that I could contemplate." He shares the message, "It gets better, it really does."

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