The world lost Hayden to suicide in the middle of COVID stay-at-home orders, just four days before his 13th birthday.
Hayden did not struggle with depression, nor did he have a history of mental health problems. He was a healthy and happy kid who was unprepared for social isolation. His parents attribute Hayden’s emotional suffering to a “perfect storm of routine disruption, social isolation, increased gaming, and a pressure stack of activity cancellations.”
Since Hayden’s death, his family have poured their hearts into making this short film with the mission to raise awareness and to increase communication to prevent youth suicide.
WARNING: This film contains content that may be emotionally disturbing for the viewer. Parental guidance is advised, as well as awareness for those that may be affected by emotional content. If you are in crisis, text HELLO to 741741 (Crisis Text Line) or call 1-800-273-8355 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.