Actress Keke Palmer recently gave Twitter advice to teens, following the tragic suicide of a 17-year-old girl named Ashley Duncan. Huffington Post reports that Duncan was a user of ecstasy and Palmer believes that may have played a role in her death.
Like Duncan’s classmates, who told FOX 26 they believe her death is “a wake up call” to heed warnings of suicidal behavior, Palmer took to Twitter to urge other teens to steer clear of drugs, which can lead to depression, and to speak up about issues they’re having that may lead to suicidal thoughts.
Palmer addressed comments on Duncan’s Tumblr page that may indicate she was taking the drug ecstasy, saying “People don’t realize that ecstasy causes depression,” a connection that scientists have explored in various studies.
She went on to highlight her own issues with self-esteem in a tweet that said: “I think I’m BEAUTIFUL! I didn’t start feeling that way completely until I liked…
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