Wednesday: 6:30 P.M. Matt's House

Trying to help a self-destructive teen

I'm lucky I haven't had a nervous breakdown," says Janet Gewinner as she looks on while her 17-year-old son Matt leaves for hockey practice. She reminds him to take the medication in the kitchen. For him it is a life-and-death issue.

Matt was a relatively well-adjusted teen until the summer of 1998, when his close friend Jeremy DeNeal died in a car accident. "There was no one to get me through Jeremy's funeral, so I had to do it alone," says Matt. "In school I started making comments like 'I'm going to kill myself'...I turned to heavy drugs so I'd be...

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