Despite the continual presence of others, the feelings of isolation and vulnerability remain.
Breathe is a play about teen suicide told through the eyes of teenagers.
In fact, it's produced by youth theatre company Athenaeum which gives it an interesting and insightful lens through which to explore the topic.
We know right from the start how this play is going to end, the story is the journey: What leads three teens to step over the edge?
Jack (Byron Easmon) displays symptoms of manic depression and is obsessed with how he looks, Sam (Martha Hay) has got herself into an inappropriate relationship with an authority figure and Leo (George Jaques - also the writer of Breathe) is struggling with his sexuality - and grief.
Each story is told via a relationship to a significant person in their life: Girlfriend (Elizabeth Brierley), boyfriend (Douglas Clarke-Wood) and older brother (Gus Flind-Henry) and the narratives interweave with sometimes two or three playing out simultaneously.
It has the effect of giving the play spikes of an almost overwhelming turmoil. Frustrations are not just expressed verbally but also in action, often repetitive behaviour such as hammering on a laptop keyboard.