You would know this kid is doomed even without the opening scene. Left in the wake are people in his life who couldn’t find a way to understand or reach him. This felt real (minus the surreal shot of him in the water), and it’s not surprising it’s based on an actual teenager.
I don’t have the answers for dealing with teenage mental health issues. Hell, I don’t have the answers for dealing with adult mental health issues. I just know that you have to try.
If you have a moment to check it out I sports movie podcast called Fields of Glory.