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Suicide Awareness Book

by Emmaline McDermott


Suicide Awareness Poetry Book
By Emmaline McDermott
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My name is Emmaline McDermott and I am from Wilmington, DE. If you are not familiar with where that is, it is very close to Philadelphia, PA. I am currently a 7th grade student at HB du Pont Middle School. I am going to turn 13 soon and I have loved writing ever since I was young, especially poetry. I usually write poems for fun but sometimes I have to write them in school. For example, this poem was actually inspired by Project Soapbox, an assignment I had to create in my social studies class this year. Project Soapbox empowers students to find an issue they are passionate about fixing in their communities. Suicide not only hits home for me but it's an epidemic that needs to be addressed. "700,000 people die each year due to suicide" according to the World Health Organization. I feel like my poem can help others find solace and reassurance that their are other people who are facing mental health issues. I also think bringing more attention to this topic can enable people to be more empathetic of others and help find solutions to solve this major issue. I hope you enjoy!
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