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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.

The Offical Poster for Talking OutLOUD

This landmark film features five young people who each lost someone they love to suicide. Here's what one of them had to say: 

"I think this film will help a lot of people. I know if I had been able to watch something like this — to see how my experience related to other kids my age and see them openly talking about it — it would have really helped me to feel less alone."

Talking OutLOUD 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 was privately screened at the Tribeca Screening Room in New York City in 2023 on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, and is available free of charge in 60, 30, and 15-minute versions 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”

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