The openly gay "Project Runway" star revealed in the clip he tried to take his own life by swallowing 100 pills when he was a young man, E! News said.
"As a 17-year-old youth who was in quite a bit of despair, I attempted to kill myself," Gunn said. "I'm happy to say today that attempt was unsuccessful. But at the time it was all that
I could contemplate. ... I understand the desperation. ... 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."
Gunn's public-service announcement was taped shortly after Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, committed suicide. Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge the day after a video showing him and another man having a sexual encounter was posted on the Internet.
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