5 Teens Speak Out About Suicide (Video Slideshow)

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, a time in which there is a particular focus on teen suicides. When dealing with this issue, what we often don’t get to hear are the voices of young people actually speaking for themselves about their experiences.

With that in mind these five videos spread over the coming pages, all recorded in the past year, are made by teenagers who talk about dealing with suicide and suicidal thoughts and also their joy and relief at working through their problems with the help and support of loved ones and experienced adults.

My Story by Hellocupcake96

This young woman is recording a video diary throughout Suicide Prevention Month. She has dealt with depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts due to verbal and online bullying. Having worked through some of her problems, she is now making a video for others.

You can follow her video diaries here.

The 38th Annual Suicide Prevention Week Has Begun by DrumMjr Austin

This video focuses on the statistics about suicide that are all too often overlooked.


Story of Suicide by Natalieann100

Here, one young woman shares the story of her brother and the impact his suicide had on her family.



STOP Suicide! by Chris Nabors

This is a powerful anti-bullying video from a young gay man who dramatizes how words can have a profound impact on people.


My Suicide Story by Hannah Novak

In this video Hannah talks about the circumstances in her life that led her to attempting suicide, and how she is glad she was unsuccessful.



Don’t Suffer in Silence, Get Help

For more information on National Suicide Prevention Week, please click here.

The Trevor Project runs a 24/7 helpline with trained counselors ready to listen if you or someone you know would like to talk about the issues dealt with in this post.

The Trevor Project Helpline number is 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386).Trevor Project Links:

To find a suicide helpline outside the U.S., visit Befrienders Worldwide.


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Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

david d.
david dade4 years ago

hey just stop being nasty.

Fiona T.
Past Member 4 years ago

It's sad

Colleen Prinssen
Colleen Prinssen5 years ago

has anyone commited suicide due to "vegan bullying"? has a vegan child ever killed themself because of troll and bully calling them "human cow" and "shut up, go eat some grass".

want to help me create skits like such?

Norma V.
Norma Villarreal5 years ago

thank you for sharing the messages....

Michael Kirkby
.5 years ago


Hartson Doak
Hartson Doak5 years ago

One of my sons talked two girls at the high school he graduated from out of killing themselves.

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad5 years ago

This should be a program that is instituted as mandatory in all schools!!! If the school boards across this Nation have time to teach 5 & 6 year old's how to put condoms on cucumbers, then by God, they need to spend their attentions and focus on using that "wasted" money on programs where children and young people, have a outlet and venue to pull together for the saving on their very lives! This useless crap of covering cucumbers with condoms is basically understood by those children, as equal to no more a mental capability, then that of playing...Lets dress the poor cucumber so it doesn't get cold.

Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago


Patricia H.
Patricia H.5 years ago

thanks for posting