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    The terms “America” and “American” are used so frequently in media referring to people with citizenship in the United States and the country itself. The term though, is more isolated than it should be, as people

    American Literature

    The terms “America” and “American” are used so frequently in media referring to people with citizenship in the United States and the country itself. The term though, is more isolated than it should be, as people living in Central...

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    • Emmett, I am throughly fascinated with the point you brought up about “American” Lit only referring to literature created within the United States. I have never thought about another perspective on this subject before, which I’m now realizing is slightly ignorant. This article (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2013/08/america-the-continent-vs-america-the-country.html) supports your claim and offers another interpretation of the idea. Thank you for showing me a new way to see the world!

    • Great writing! You effective conveyed your points to readers through your conciseness and analysis. I think adding a couple of sentences addressing the meaning America had when it was first introduced will tremendously help your writing.

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    I’ve chosen the issue of mental disorders in American teens, specifically depression and anxiety disorders. This topic is important to me as I myself experience these issues and I feel that I need to talk about t

    Depression and Anxiety in American Teenagers

    I’ve chosen the issue of mental disorders in American teens, specifically depression and anxiety disorders. This topic is important to me as I myself experience these issues and I feel that I need to talk about them. Depression and...

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    • Hello Emmet,
      My name is Sante, and I am currently a senior at Judge Memorial High School. You bring up some important issues in this article that I think need to be more pervasively talked about in the world scene. In an era where we are learning more and more about the effects and causes of mental illness, it still carries the connotation of something we can control on our own and is rarely talked about. I like how you talked about the most important thing is having a discussion. Bringing awareness is almost always the first step in solving an issue, and we cannot help people if they don’t even know what they are going through. Every May is designated Mental Awareness Month. Throughout the month many organizations work to break the stigma of mental illness. Here’s a link to one such organization: https://adaa.org/raising-awareness

    • Hello Emmet. I am a senior at Judge Memorial High School. Your post is incredibly important to me for a lot of reasons. The discussion on mental health has increased in recent years, as many adolescents are starting to understand how crucial it is to speak up, however, there is still a lot more talking that needs to be done. For some reason, mental health can be seen as something that is uncomfortable to talk about, but we all should be aware that every one of us is somehow affected by mental health. You brought up that “giving someone the help they need in any form of support can be the turning point for their problem.” I agree with this. Support is so important, even in the littlest forms. I also agree with your point that spreading awareness can help everyone indirectly. As said above, more discussion needs to happen. Thank you for bringing this up in a public manner for more people to read and learn about. I look forward to reading other entries you post.

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