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