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According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 4,371 people from the ages of 15-24 committed suicide last year, and every 14.2 minutes someone in the world dies from suicide.

With suicide becoming a bigger issue with teenagers David Parnell who attempted suicide twice and was also a meth addict, came to speak at Taylorville High School in front of Taylorville, Kincaid, and Edinburg students.

Parnell says that his suicide attempts were because of drug use.

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Parnell says he would tell teens contemplating suicide that it will get better.

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Parnell says he speaks to high school students because he does not want young people to make the same mistakes he made.

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If you are contemplating suicide please get help by calling the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

 

 
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