Education
Grade 8

Teen Suicide Prevention

Imagine yourself as a student or teacher and the principal walks in and says one of your classmates or students has committed suicide. What are the feelings that hit you? Does your stomach drop? Does it feel like there isn’t enough air in the room? Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young […]

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Mental Health
Grade 9

Mental Health: Suicide

September 23, 2019, is a day I’ll never forget. That’s the day one of my closest friends, who was like a brother to me, committed suicide. It was painful and surprising because there was never a dull moment with him. According to The Washington Post, 800,000 people commit suicide each year. This means countless families […]

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Mental Health
Grade 12

Mental Health in Schools

Mental health is a problem for adolescents and adults alike. Without mental wellness, people suffer from issues like anxiety, depression, lack of concentration, or eating disorders. Unfortunately, there are lots of teenagers who face these issues, and they lack support. I am well aware of this because I have dealt with this problem and found […]

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Mental Health
Grade 10

Mental Health in the Black Community

According to the US Census Bureau’s 2017 data, approximately 325.7 million people live in America, and an estimated 47.4 million of those people are African American. Black people make up about 14 percent of the population and 16 percent have a diagnosable mental illness (NAMI). Yet not only is there a stigma around mental illness […]

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Mental Health
Grade 10

Teen Depression: An Outcry!

Does anyone think depression just comes when one is young and goes away on its own? What would one do if one had depression, but did not know about it? Who would one tell? How would one ask? The topic of teen depression, and teens that suffer from depression and do not realize what is […]

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Mental Health
Grade 10

The Price of Happiness

According to a popular credit card company, there are some things money can’t buy. Love, common sense, and talent to name a few. Many people want a bit of extra cash to throw around, so they could quit their job and relax – I know I would. But psychologists and economists who have studied the […]

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