In a new public service announcement for The Trevor Project, the California-based non-profit that runs the nation's only 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth, singer Janet Jackson says she can relate to gay teens considering suicide.

The group has received nationwide attention following the launch of sex advice columnist and activist Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project, a collection of inspiring videos that lets troubled gay teens know that it gets better and urges them to call The Trevor Project.

“I can relate because I was one of those kids that internalized everything. I held everything inside, all of my pain. And I didn't release it. I wasn't able to let it go until I finally met that person that I could trust and who was truly willing to listen.”

Jackson goes on to urge gay teens who are being bullied to seek out an adult they can trust.

“And if you're feeling depressed, lonely or suicidal contact The Trevor Project,” she adds. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Celebrities and high-profile politicians who have created videos for the It Gets Better Project include President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, New York Governor David Paterson, Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns, rocker Adam Lambert and actor Neil Patrick Harris.