In this episode, I chat with Emma Benoit who survived a suicide attempt at 16. She's using her painful experience to help others find hope in the darkest of days.
My guest, Emma Benoit became extremely passionate about suicide prevention after surviving a suicide attempt in 2017, the summer before her senior year in high school. At the time, she was a popular varsity cheerleader with a supportive family and lots of friends, but on the inside, she was filled with depression and anxiety, and had never told a soul about it. Her attempt resulted in a spinal cord injury but helped her find faith and purpose; and propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience and miraculous recovery to help others. Emma has shared her story through her blog at liferejuvenated.org in an effort to help other teens who are struggling. In early 2018, Emma began working on a documentary film called My Ascension, which is now complete and chronicles her recovery journey and advocacy work, while addressing the youth suicide epidemic. I'm so proud of Emma for dedicating her life to inspire and save others. Her story of hope, faith and love is super powerful. Thanks for listening and sharing wiith a friend.