Jess Chooses Life
A new and challenging production that combines a play about youth suicide with a panel of mental health experts which will bring bring people together in local communities.
Jess Chooses Life is a 35-minute play that addresses youth suicide in the online era and how young people can reach breaking point without their parents realising.
Written by Alan Hopgood, it follows the model of all HealthPlays with a 30-minute Q&A and an expert panel.
The idea is for teenagers, young adults and parents to attend together. Some people fear that talking about suicide might have a “copycat” effect, but it is now agreed that appropriate discussion can help to prevent it.