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The Teens Who Play Dead to Save Lives

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Teens daubed in gruesome stage makeup are placed inside smashed-up cars and tended to by a fleet of emergency responders and police before an audience of their peers.

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After the simulated car crash, teens are stripped of their cell phones and spirited away to an overnight retreat, so family and friends can better experience their fictional 24-hour death.

The following day everyone assembles for a mock funeral.

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Whether Every 15 Minutes does reduce substance abuse or save lives is unknown.

In its 24 years, the program has never been evaluated by researchers for efficacy.

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The Teens Who Play Dead to Save Lives

– Shot on commission for Topic

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Teens daubed in gruesome stage makeup are placed inside smashed-up cars and tended to by a fleet of emergency responders and police before an audience of their peers.

tauszik_topic_SS_wide_09.jpg
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After the simulated car crash, teens are stripped of their cell phones and spirited away to an overnight retreat, so family and friends can better experience their fictional 24-hour death.

The following day everyone assembles for a mock funeral.

tauszik_topic_SS_wide_39.jpg
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tauszik_topic_wide_18.jpg
tauszik_topic_wide_09.jpg
tauszik_topic_SS_wide_35.jpg
tauszik_topic_SS_wide_26.jpg

Whether Every 15 Minutes does reduce substance abuse or save lives is unknown.

In its 24 years, the program has never been evaluated by researchers for efficacy.

tauszik_topic_wide_13.jpg
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play

The Teens Who Play Dead to Save Lives

– Shot on commission for Topic

Teens daubed in gruesome stage makeup are placed inside smashed-up cars and tended to by a fleet of emergency responders and police before an audience of their peers.

After the simulated car crash, teens are stripped of their cell phones and spirited away to an overnight retreat, so family and friends can better experience their fictional 24-hour death.

The following day everyone assembles for a mock funeral.

Whether Every 15 Minutes does reduce substance abuse or save lives is unknown.

In its 24 years, the program has never been evaluated by researchers for efficacy.

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