New WRAL Documentary: Out of the Darkness

New WRAL documentary examines rising NC teen suicide rate, sheds light on a survivor’s lessons for others
Premieres Thursday Jan. 23 at 7pm on WRAL-TV

WRAL DocumentaryThe suicide rate among teens in North Carolina has doubled in the last decade. In the newest WRAL Documentary, “Out of the Darkness,” a young woman relates her own story of overcoming depression, anxiety and an attempted suicide, while highlighting the lessons she learned along the way. The documentary, which is both intensely personal and universally relatable, premieres on TV, web and streaming platforms Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m.

Paige Masten struggled with depression and anxiety starting in 8th grade and attempted suicide at 16. In this first-person account, Masten reveals some of the challenges of dealing with depression, along with the difficulty in diagnosing and treating it. In the documentary, Masten’s parents talk about their own struggles to recognize and understand their daughter’s depression.

“Out of the Darkness” sheds light on Paige Masten’s journey to healing and offers lessons for others, not only for those dealing with anxiety and depression, but also the people around them who want to help, but don’t know how.

Paige Masten

Paige Masten shares her story in “Out of the Darkness.”

When and How to Watch:


  • Television premiere on WRAL-TV/Raleigh and WILM-TV/Wilmington: Thursday, January 23 at 7pm
  • Rebroadcast on FOX 50 (WRAZ): Saturday, January 25 at 1pm



  • After the documentary airs on WRAL-TV, watch it on the WRAL streaming channel for Roku, Amazon Fire TV, AppleTV, and Android TV. Search WRAL on your streaming device to add the channel.

Social Media
Follow Out of the Darkness on social media using #wraldoc.

WRAL Documentary is one of the only dedicated documentary units in local TV. Its mission is to provide in-depth coverage of topics and issues relevant to North Carolinians.

Thanks to WRAL-TV for this capcom story & for these capcom graphics.

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