The song, which promotes suicide prevention efforts, also features Alessia Cara and Khalid. All three artists appear in the video via computer screens, and the story focuses on a gay black teen (Coy Stewart) who’s coming to grips with his sexuality. He contemplates killing himself — even pointing a gun at his head in one of the video’s darkest moments — but eventually calls the suicide hotline, which the song is named after. Don Cheadle plays the teen’s father, and Modern Family’s Nolan Gould co-stars as his crush.
A flash-forward sequence shows you where the boy’s story goes, and it’s a beautiful ending best left unspoiled. Check it out below.