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Breaking the stigma of teen mental health

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - It is an issue that many people don’t like to talk about, but the conversation abut suicide could save a life. 

In 2017 alone, 458 people in San Diego ended their own lives. 

Luke Maxwell is doing all he can to change those numbers. Maxwell himself tried to commit suicide when he was 16 by driving his car into oncoming traffic. By some miracle, he survived and completely turned his life around. Maxwell created a foundation called U Can’t B Erased which aims to empower teens and the people around them to recognize, overcome and be unashamed of their mental illnesses.

Luke Maxwell along with Clinical Psychologist & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Dr. Lisa Petronis joined Morning Extra to talk about suicide and how important it is to have conversations about it. 

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