Suicide rates among teenagers continue to be a leading cause of death and an ever-present issue in Fresno County. This video was created to raise awareness and encourage conversations.
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In Fresno County, there were 10 suicides from 2013-2015 according to the Fresno Bee. However, in 2016 alone, there were 11. The situation in the Fresno and Clovis area has received new amounts of attention due to a cluster of student suicides.
In light of the recent tragedies to local high school students, many are searching for potential reasons as to why anxiety, depression and other causes lead to suicide.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is not just for those who are depressed or alone. Call 1-800-273-8255 in order to learn how to help others who are experiencing suicidal tendencies. Make that call for help. There is hope for everyone. Start a conversation by approaching someone with, “let’s talk.”
The video of suicide public service announcement was created by The Feather Online video team. It explores the effects of our daily action on the vulnerable individual. The simple things we act out may strongly affect a teenage life. The video attempts to raise awareness of teenage self-harm, encouraging people to assist depressed teens. The project took a month of pre-production, two days of filming and two days of post production.
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