It is one of the North East's biggest killers, yet one that we rarely ever speak about.
For years our region has had one of the highest suicide rates in the country, but many campaigners say both the media and the public are too afraid to confront the issue.
In the first part of this special series, our correspondent Dan Ashby looks at the rising rates of child suicide.
Our cameras have followed the story of one teenager, Billi Rathbone, who returned for the first time to the place where she tried to take her own life.
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