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Texan starts suicide prevention group after sister's death


December 23, 2018

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — After her sister committed suicide three years ago, Odessa High School junior Mayely Carrasco decided to turn the tragedy into a positive.

The Odessa American reports she formed a suicide prevention group that meets once a week.

Carrasco went to Student Assistance Services Counselor Magaliy Navarrete with the idea.

"She was like, 'Oh, let's do it,' so we had to ask permission to let it go through, but they did allow it. I don't really think it was that difficult," said Carrasco, who is 16.

The largest group of students that has met was 10, but Navarrete said they have...

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