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Florida Teen Creates Candles to Support Mental Illness Research


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Florida Teen Creates Candles to Support Mental Illness Research After the Tragic Deaths of Her Brother and Best Friend: ‘We Need to Talk About This Taboo Subject’

Alexis Kauchick, 17, is shining a light on an important topic – mental illness – for all the right reasons.

After enduring the deep, painful loss of her brother and best friend, who both suffered from mental health issues, the North Palm Beach, Florida, native took it upon herself to bring attention to the often-stigmatized issue that affected her loved ones – by crafting candles.