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Video on Teen Suicide Created by Teens

If you’ve seen my It Gets Better video, or read some of my posts about Scars, you might know that I struggled with suicide as a teen, especially, but some other years as well. The emotional pain from the abuse and torture sometimes felt too unbearable, and when that was coupled with despair, I went past the planning stage and did try to kill myself. Being queer in a homophobic society also added to that.

I’m glad I’m here. Things have gotten so much better. But suicide is still an issue for many teens (and, I think, survivors of abuse, and queer people experiencing great homophobia). One teen killing themselves every 17 seconds is way, way too many! The video below is powerful, and, I think, ultimately hopeful. I hope you’ll watch and share it.


2 Responses to “Video on Teen Suicide Created by Teens”

  1. Melissa Says:

    Thanks for sharing this video, Cheryl. I shared it on Reddit.com and will try posting it elsewhere as well.

  2. Cheryl Rainfield Says:

    Oh, good! Thank you for doing that, Melissa! That’s fantastic. 🙂

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