This film competed in
Stories Of Hope
For Dean, growing up in Belfast has been tough. Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK and Dean's family have experienced this first-hand with his partner - and mother to his two children - and two brothers all taking their own lives. His sister was also sadly killed in a hit & run incident in 2002. Now 25, Dean is fighting not to become 'just another statistic'. With the help of Jim Donnelly, Active Communities Network's Northern Ireland Director, Dean has begun volunteering with the charity and is helping to improve the lives of youngsters also growing up in a very challenging city. This is his story.