San Francisco General Hospital released its own “It Gets Better” video yesterday as part of a larger project created in response to LGBT teens who have committed suicide because of bullying.
The hospital is the first in the Bay Area to participate with its own video, wrote spokeswoman Rachael Kagan in a press release. The video features stories from five staff members who struggled with coming out and with thoughts of suicide. Dozens of other staff members who appear in the video provide supportive messages.
Kathryn Fowler, a nurse manager in the emergency room who initiated the hospital’s video, was quoted in the press release as saying, “We regularly see teens who have been harmed simply because of who they are, so it was important to send a message that San Francisco General is a safe place where LGBT people will receive quality health care with compassion and respect.”