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.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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2 Responses to Video on Teen Suicide Created by Teens

  1. Melissa says:

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

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

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