Article by Cindy Uken, cross-posted from the Billings Gazette.

They are teenagers whose experiences with suicide are so vivid and gut-wrenching that you may flinch to hear them, and maybe wish you hadn’t heard them at all.

Yet, a group of Billings high school kids have bared their souls in a script they have written based on their own experiences. They will perform the script Jan. 24 at the NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.

Their stories are real; the names have not been changed to protect the innocent.