Teenage Suicide


It's not easy to talk about suicide. For Children Action in the week leading to World Suicide Prevention Day we created an art installation comprising of 7 phone booths. Decorated by local and international artists, one could  step in and pick up the receiver to hear testimonies from patients, doctors and parents. One could also leave a voice message and hear about common misconceptions regarding teenage suicide.

It was a great success with both passers-by and visitors genuinely engaging with the installation. It also got wide media coverage, helping to break down taboos around simply talking about suicide. The phone booths are currently touring to new locations for the rest of the year and beyond.

Happy City Lab - 50 rue Rothschild - 1202 Geneva - Switzerland