LGBT

Powerful Ad Campaign Aimed At Suicide Prevention Remind Us That “Words Can Kill”

By combining shocking images with common anti-gay slurs, these advertisements remind us all just how powerful words can be. Trigger warning.

1. The Miami Ad School created a series of thought provoking posters aimed at suicide prevention in LGBT youth.

2. With the tagline “Words Can Kill,” the images demonstrate how bullying with hurtful and derogatory slurs can have serious consequences.

3. The images are disturbing and shocking, yet serve as a powerful reminder that bullying isn’t always physical.

4. Just this week a 16-year-old named A.J. Betts from Iowa became the fifth student in five years to take his own life.


As his mother said in the wake of his passing, “even if we can save one more life from bullying, that would be a success.”

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