WATCH: This video of a nine year old boy who wants to commit suicide because of bullying will break your heart
An Australian mother has shared this video of her 9 year old son, Quaden, who wants to commit suicide because of bullying and it has gone viral on social media.
A video of Quaden Bayles, 9, in tears after being bullied has been going viral on social media. (Facebook)
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An Australian mother has shared this video of her 9 year old son, Quaden, who wants to commit suicide because of bullying and it has gone viral on social media.

Quaden was born with Achondroplasia dwarfism and in the video his mother is heard saying he is being bullied at school and taunted for his height.

She also critiques anti-bullying campaigns and says most of the time her son feels suicidal and she has had to keep her eye on Quaden to ensure he doesn't hurt himself.

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With tears in his eyes he says, "I wish I could stab myself in my heart,” and “I want someone to kill me.”

Social media users have been expressing their heartbreak and disgust at the bullies for taunting Quaden.

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Suicide has become the second leading cause of deaths in South Africa and is the fastest growing trend of deaths among teens.

In South Africa the following resources are available to provide immediate support for anyine dealing with mental health challenges:

Suicide Crisis Line 0800 567 567 or SMS line 31393

South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) Mental Health Line 011 234 4837

Akeso Psychiatric Response Unit (24 hours a day) 0861 435 787

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