My Ascension, a feature length documentary that chronicles a suicide attempt that left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed. Her journey propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, while shining more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the in the United States. The film shows Emma's inspiring journey and quest to walk again, as she works to bring Hope Squad, a school-based peer to peer suicide prevention program, to Louisiana. The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts, and we learn first-hand from their families, friends, school officials and suicide prevention experts about the devastating effects of suicide and what can be done to prevent it.
Mental Health America understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.