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Teen suicide: 'The time for secrecy is over'

from WebMD

As a freshman at Northview High School in Duluth, GA, 15-year-old Will Trautwein was a leader among his army of friends, says his father, John. He had good grades, played lacrosse, and — a skilled pianist and guitarist — wrote music for his band. He was strong, popular, smart and happy, his father says. So, when Will took his own life in October 2010, his parents were shocked. "As far as I was concerned, Will was successful in every aspect of his life. I had no idea about suicide, depression, mental illness," Trautwein says. "They weren't in my vocabulary. We had no idea he was struggling in any way." more

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