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Warning: Graphic Photos of Suicide Attempt - David Parnell presents Facing the Dragon



David Parnell shares his story of survival after a suicide attempt in which he shot himself underthe chin with a high powered rifle while under the influence of methamphetamine. David has now been sober for over 7 years and educates others about the dangers of drugs, specifically methamphetamin. Graphic photos taken immediately after the suicide attempt are in this video.


Added: Dec-4-2011 Occurred On: Dec-4-2011
By: Zipper10
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Tags: meth, methamphetamine, suicide, suicide, attempt, blood, graphic, gunshot, wound, gunshot, gun, shot, wound
Location: Waddell, Arizona, United States (load item map)
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  • ...good on him for turning his life around and doing something positive with it...powerful images - powerful message...harsh yes, but kids need to see the not so glamorous side of getting hooked on shit like this...

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  • that meth is bad shit !!stay away from it !!!

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  • I remember being a young kid and not understanding how anyone could become addicted to anything. I always thought it was just in your head, like being addicted to video games. It wasn't until decades later I realized the truth through my own addictions and the horrible wrath of withdrawel. I wouldnt want that for my worst enemy. When someone asks me, "why do u do drugs?" my only response is if you have never tried it you will never understand. Its impossible. Everyones different. If yo More..

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    • @itbeeasierifyourdead The physical part of addiction can kill you. Some people don't realize that. I was prescribed Xanax as soon as the doctors swiped my insurance card when I was 17. I became a zombie, not necessarily abusing the medication (although that was possible on nights that included alcohol) that is just what happens. I got sick of it at 22 and checked myself into a hospital because of the seizures that experienced while trying to get off of it before. Stayed there for 3 days, which w More..

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    • @itbeeasierifyourdead

      Thankyou. I know you know it.

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    • @Papaver

      I take it you know this pain, that is why your replying!

      Also, Thank You!

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    • @itbeeasierifyourdead "You can't understand a user's mind, but try with your books and degree's..." song is Junkhead lyrics by Layne Staley R.I.P.

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    • @wilkinsonm Benzo withdrawal is the most terrifying thing anyone can go through far worse than many of the class A drugs. beat that you can beat anything .Slow taper is the only way. Respect if you are now off it. It takes an unbelievable amount of willpower.

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  • Unbelievable that he survived, but he turned a negative situation into a positive one - good for him.

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  • wow... Glad he is making something of himself now

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  • So just legalize weed. I have smoked it for 35 years now. Never wanted to commit suicide. Tax the legal weed and use that money to create more rehab programs for meth addicts, heroin users, etc... Weed doesn't hurt anyone, at least not until you get caught with it. The only hurt is the fines and the criminal record that stays with you forever.

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  • Wonderful how he's turned a horrible experience into a positive one by lecturing.

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  • Pics start about 5:15 second mark.

    Man that meth is a terrible drug!

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  • my ex buddy was into meth,he claimed the government had inserted RFID's into his wrists and could read his thoughts, and see and hear everything he could. He ended up digging the fuck outta his wrist to remove the offending item.
    He couldnt find it and he reckoned they had taken it out the night before because they had read his plans in his head.

    I have seen him a few times since then and he still believes the govt are after him.

    He had a sucessful business, lots of exotic cars and a beautif More..

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  • I will never but a SKS after this...clearly its not even lethal with a headshot.
    clearly he's never heard of a 12gauge..

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    • @Ohyawellfuku

      Shot placement is all I have to say on that one. Admittedly the eyes are usually gone with the 12 gauge but the effect is similar if it ain't pointed at the brain box.

      I don't want to see them again but there are pictures of people who did the same with shotguns if you want to go looking.

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    • @Papaver Haha, i was on rotten.com back in my youth days.

      I have seen alot of that "cab driver suicide" and shit.


      best one by far, was the hottub girl.


      some chick died in her tub in her appartment. noone found her till about 3 weeks later.


      all brothy n shit =) YUM

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    • @Ohyawellfuku Simmerman.

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  • it's great to think that The Lord can repair this and make it right again.

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  • that is some crazy sheeite! wow!

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  • If only all meth heads would shoot themselves.

    Stick to weed kids.

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  • That's a cool story, but he shouldn't be showing those photos to children.

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    • @Intellectual

      It may be shocking and very traumatic, but I believe being shown the truth is better then hearing it. After all, seeing is believing.

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    • @pchart7

      I agree, the medics and surgeons and all the others who must have taken care of him did such a good job putting him back together again, the only way to really tell how mangled he became was to show those pictures.

      His talk is testament to how far he's come and how great medical people are. Without the pictures you'd have a hard time believing what he's saying.

      Liveleakers have become so used to seeing this stuff but they ain't all Liveleakers there. Sometimes (mostly?) these images More..

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    • @Intellectual Why? When I was in grade school, they had a poster of abortions hanging on the cafeteria.

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    • @dargis49 lol... seriously?

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  • OK, 5:16 and 6:02 is what U came for.

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  • This is the hardest rock bottom I have ever seen!

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  • pray pray pray, though technology saved you and technology almost took your life

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  • Powerful. Long life to you David.

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  • Math is nasty. I wish they could make it disappear

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  • wow, his suicide put his life back on track.

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  • I'm glad he's made it

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