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Welsh teen suicide epidemic – this would have helped

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You think life’s hard and you struggle sometimes? Here’s a horror story in real life happening over in Wales. This is extreme but representative of so many teens who feel disconnected and adrift. The story appears in the latest Newsweek. The string of deaths began with Dale Crole, 18. He hang…
By Seth Barnes

You think life’s hard and you struggle sometimes? Here’s a horror story in real life happening over in Wales. This is extreme but representative of so many teens who feel disconnected and adrift. The story appears in the latest Newsweek.

teen hangingThe string of deaths began with Dale Crole,
18. He hanged himself at an abandoned warehouse on Jan. 5, 2007. His
friend David Dilling, 19, took police to the scene. Dilling died the
same way a few weeks later, in mid-February. A week later the boys’
friend Thomas Davies, 20, hanged himself in a local park. After two
months’ respite another local youth, 21-year-old Alan Price, was found
dead of similar causes. In June his friend Leigh Jenkins, 22, hanged
himself in another friend’s bedroom. Another of Crole’s friends, Liam
Clarke, 20, died the same way in a park two days after Christmas. An
acquaintance of his, Gareth Morgan, 27, hanged himself at home on the
anniversary of Crole’s death.

The people of
Bridgend are baffled and scared. Since the start of 2007, a total of 17
young people in and around the played-out South Wales coal town–most
of them teenagers–have killed themselves by hanging. Rest of article here.

I wish I could have shown these young people this video below. I believe some might still be alive.

To see the whole Oprah interview, click here.

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