Article from: ABC Upper Hunter.

Pauline and Hilton Carrigan got a phone call on Christmas morning to tell them that their 24-year-old son Will was missing.

A search revealed he had taken his life.

Happy, healthy, and successful — his death rocked the small New South Wales town of Scone.

In an attempt to make sense of what happened, the family began the search for answers.

Ms Carrigan said the statistics she turned up were alarming.

“Last year in Australia, 334 boys between the ages of 15 and 24 took their own lives,” she said.

“That’s more than one a week — one family a week is going through this and then, if you stretch that out over all age groups, suicide has become an epidemic.