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Brunswick student plans suicide awareness vigil

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Lindsay Wrenn says suicide isn't just a national problem, it's also an issue here and something she personally has encountered. Lindsay Wrenn says suicide isn't just a national problem, it's also an issue here and something she personally has encountered.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A student from South Brunswick High School is doing what she can to raise awareness about suicide and make sure everyone understands it's a big problem.

Lindsay Wrenn says suicide isn't just a national problem, it's also an issue here and something she personally has encountered.

"I've had a few friends come up to me and say, 'you know I'm thinking about committing suicide,' and it really just hit home with me," said Wrenn.  

At first, she says she didn't know what to do.

"I bawled like a baby because they were one of my best friends," said Wrenn. "I didn't know what they were thinking. I didn't know what they were feeling. I didn't know where to go or what to do."

Eventually, she turned to a mentor who helped get her friend help, but she says not everyone is able to do that.

That's why she decided to organize a ceremony and vigil for her senior project. She's hoping it doesn't just shed light on the issue but also lets other teens know where they can go for help.

"There are people who are out there to help you," said Wrenn. "Your counselors, your parents, your teachers, or anyone in general, they are out there to get help for you and want to get help for you."

The vigil will take place at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13 at South Brunswick High School's football field.

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