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Edward Mallen: Teen's parents not told of suicidal thoughts

A coroner has said a gifted teenager who took his own life fell through the cracks of an underfunded mental health service.

Edward Mallen, a straight-A star student, told his GP he had suicidal thoughts just two weeks before he killed himself in February 2015.

He was referred to a mental health worker and consented for his parents to be told about his thoughts, but they were not informed.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 14 Jun 2016
  • From the section Health