• 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

  • 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

    • 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

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