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Newton parents discuss teen suicide

Newton discusses prevention, response after 2 teens’ deaths

NEWTON — If there is one good thing that comes from her daughter’s death, Lila McCain hopes it is that another troubled child finds a way to ask for help.

“I don’t care if I have to quit my job; we’re going to do something,” McCain told parents packing the Newton South High School auditorium at a forum Monday night, her voice steady and her fist clenched. “We need to make the kids feel safe to come forward. We need to destigmatize suicide.”

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