Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a ‘second chance’

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(CNN) — A groundbreaking face transplant gave a suicide attempt survivor a second chance at life.

Katie Stubblefield, 21, is the youngest face transplant recipient ever in the United States.

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According to CNN, Stubblefield attempted to commit suicide with a gun at 18 and was left with serious injuries.

Now, she’s using her own story of survival to raise awareness in the cover story of theĀ September issue of National Geographic.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or send a message to their Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741741 for 24/7 support.