Maple Ave: AFTER I'M GONE (dvd)From the 10 volume series Maple Ave - Teen Drama Series (dvd)
* To spotlight and better recognize the signs of suicidal ideation.
* To examine the various backgrounds and behaviors of those suffering with suicidal thoughts/impulses in order to more effectively connect with them in a Guidance / Counseling setting.
* To examine what peers and educators can do to reach out to a teen they feel may be privately struggling with suicidal ideation.
"After I'm Gone" takes a revealing and insightful look at teen suicide from the perspective of Cari (see ‘Loves Me Not'); a young girl who appears to have taken her life due to relentless abuse from her parents and peers.
As Cari observes life from the other side, she meets Christine, an older more rebellious spirit, who reluctantly acts as her guide and confidante. Together they observe Michael, an artist friend of Cari's, who has also been the victim of bullying and abusive parents.
As a desperate Michael begins to contemplate suicide, a helpless Cari is suddenly forced to revisit her own nightmares,...and find a way home.
Run Time: 23 minutes