Half of Hollywood has teamed up to kick harassment's ass.
In response to an alarming uptick in suicides among young peole that have been linked to peer bullying, celebs ranging from Anne Hathaway to Joe Jonas to Neil Patrick Harris have wasted no time in doing their part to spread a message of hope.
Released this week, Hathaway, Jenny McCarthy, Michael Chiklis, Julie Bowen, Ian Somerhalder, Kristin Cavallari and others star in a new PSA for the Trevor Project, a suicide awareness group directed at (but not limited to) the gay community that counts Daniel Radcliffe and Glee's Chris Colfer among its biggest supporters.
Outrage spread like wildfire over the death last month of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, who jumped off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate and another classmate secretly recorded him hooking up with a guy and posted the footage online.
But Clementi isn't the only lost soul and the Trevor Project isn't the only lifeline out there.
• Demi Lovato opened up about trading in public school for home schooling after facing taunts from her classmates in a PSA for PACER's National Bullying Prevention Movement.
• Joe Jonas got in front of the camera for Cambia Cares.
• Neil Patrick Harris encourages those who are facing antigay harassment and harassment to stay strong.
With bullying and its ramifications the big topic in the news these days, celebs of all stripes are opening up about their own painful experiences in order to send the message to anyone hurting that they're not alone.
"I was bullied so badly my dad used to have to walk me into school so I didn't get attacked," Jessica Alba told London's Daily Mirror, while Michelle Trachtenberg told Complex magazine that she actually suffered physical injuries at the hands of a bully—a girl who pushed her down a flight of stairs at school.