Melbourne Suicide Trend (00:59)
Recent teen deaths have been under reported outside the community.
Adolescent Estrangement (03:42)
Meet a Melbourne family who lost their 16-year-old daughter to suicide. Happy as a child, Paige turned to social media and distanced herself from her mother after entering high school.
Suicide Warning Signs (02:13)
Paige's mother Dee describes her emotional and behavioral changes including cutting, Facebook updates indicating depression, and withdrawing from her family.
Teen Cutting (01:54)
Paige's mother and grandmother describe her acts of self-harm to express emotional pain. The 16 year old agreed to speak to a Melbourne doctor but attempted suicide soon after.
Teen Psychiatric Assistance (02:07)
Paige's mother describes her first suicide attempt in a Melbourne suburb. She was admitted to an adolescent inpatient facility for 10 days—a place she found depressing and shameful.
Teen Depression (03:19)
Paige's mother regrets not confronting her about a drawing expressing her psychological pain. Soon after her 16th birthday, she was diagnosed with depression; her mother felt helpless and avoided the subject of suicide.
Losing a Daughter (05:05)
Paige was at a higher risk for suicide during the first month on anti-depressants. Her mother and grandmother describe the events leading to her suicide in a Melbourne suburb.
Teenage Reaction to Suicide (03:06)
Paige's friends flooded her phone and Facebook page after news of her death. Her mother reads a letter explaining that bullying had damaged her self-esteem; she believes that young people don’t fully grasp the concept of death.
Rowan's Story (03:42)
Paige's death was part of a teen suicide trend in her Melbourne suburb. Rowan's father describes his son's struggle with drugs and depression and their final conversation.
Addressing Suicide in School (02:59)
Local Melbourne principals discuss how to broach a teen suicide trend with students. Mental health experts recommend being open about the issue but some are concerned publicity may have a negative impact.
Online Youth Suicide Prevention (03:14)
A Melbourne school principal believes social media calls for a proactive approach. Two students created a Facebook page as a space for support, discussion and mental health resources after losing friends.
Breaking the Silence on Teen Suicide (02:54)
Residents of a Melbourne community gather for a public forum on youth suicide. A psychiatrist says that while it is preventable, strategies are not yet in place—and the causes are unclear.
Gaps in Suicide Prevention (02:04)
Melbourne community members address the lack of mental health resources for young people outside of school.
Suicide Prevention Assistance (01:56)
Melbourne community members discuss the importance of obtaining appropriate mental health resources—and publicizing the teen suicide epidemic.
Suicide Prevention Demand (02:51)
Melbourne parents and community members identify a need for greater youth mental health resources to address a teen suicide epidemic.
Credits: There's No 3G in Heaven: Addressing Teen Suicide (00:31)
Credits: There's No 3G in Heaven: Addressing Teen Suicide
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