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Talking OutLOUD
Teens & Suicide Loss: A Conversation

Nearly a million teenagers lose someone to suicide every year. Until now, there's been nothing for them in the voices of their peers. And while significant attention has been paid to the critical issue of teen suicide, the experience of teens left behind after a suicide is rarely discussed. Talking OutLOUD: Teens & Suicide Loss, A Conversation has changed that.

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This landmark film featuring five young people who each lost someone they love to suicide was created by Rethink The Conversation's founder, president, and CEO Joanne Harpel (one of the world's leading experts on suicide bereavement) and helmed by award-winning director Geoffrey Cantor (a one-time social worker and classically trained actor best known as Ellison in Marvel’s Daredevil, with over 100 TV, film, and theater credits).


It debuted at the Tribeca Screening Room in New York City in 2023 on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, which was created after a 1999 Senate resolution introduced by Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, who lost his father to suicide.

Talking OutLOUD: Teens & Suicide Loss, A Conversation can be viewed free of charge on YouTube and Vimeo.

What people are saying about Talking OutLOUD


“A film that everyone should see”

“Inspirational, moving, heartwarming”

“I am thankful that this exists in the world”


“This film opened my eyes to an issue I'd never thought about before”


“Powerful, candid, beautiful, sad but also well done”

Watch the full 60-minute film

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