In a new It Gets Better video, Apple employees urge gay teens to hang in there.

The It Gets Better Project encourages troubled gay teens to not cave in to bullies, because it gets better. And in their 6-minute video, the men and women of Apple let teens know exactly how it got better for them.

“When I was around 8, I told my pediatrician that I wanted to be a girl,” one employee says. “It made me feel even more determined to hide that part of myself away because the message I was getting is, you know, that's disgusting.”

“As much as my parents loved me, there's always that possibility that the two people that matter most in my life wouldn't accept me for who I am,” a female employee says.

“I found a bottle of sleeping pills in my parent's medicine cabinet and took them – all of them,” a man says. “Just a few moments before I lost consciousness I had a fleeting moment where I thought, 'If it does get better, and I'm gone, then I've really screwed up.'”

“Life changes so much,” a woman says.

“No way would I not want to be who I am, because my uniqueness is my strength. It's what differentiates me from other people.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Apple joins other big tech companies that have created such videos, including Google, Pixar and Microsoft.