Video Duration 47 minutes 30 seconds
From: Witness

Where There is Hope: A mental health activist’s fight for change

After surviving multiple suicide attempts, Jazz takes on a system in New Zealand she believes is failing her generation.

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of suicide in the developed world.

Jazz is on a mission to create a web series about Jess, a friend who took her own life.

As she navigates an emotional tightrope, Jazz increasingly finds herself the face of the suicide epidemic unfolding around her. Young people and their families turn to her in desperation, asking her to “save” them.

She juggles the pressure of their expectations while doing all she can to change the societal prejudices that helped create the problem in the first place.

Filmmaker: Leanne Pooley


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