GP raises alarm over gaps in youth mental health services following teen's death

A GP who treated a teenage boy in the months before he took his own life has raised the alarm about dangerous gaps in youth mental health services.

An inquest into the death of 16-year-old Kyle Ray Charles Sears, who died after dousing himself in petrol and setting himself alight on 3 July 2013, is currnently being held in Victoria.

Ballarat GP Dr Wayne McDonald was treating the teenager who, the Coroners Court