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May 16, 2018 – Emet Oden tried reaching out in the only way he knew how. “I had been struggling with my mental health and, specifically, suicidal thoughts since the eighth grade,” said Oden, who is now 18. “I didn’t want to talk to my friends about it, because they never knew how to handle it. I just didn’t want to bother them.” He dropped heavy hints around some teachers he trusted, but they didn’t pick up on the cues. “I was kind of hunched. Walking around, I just looked sad,” said Oden, who’s about to graduate from his high school in Nashville. When a teacher asked him how he was doing, he answered that he was fine, while wishing that someone would press a little deeper. But no one did. Oden attempted suicide a little over a year ago. He’s part of a growing number of teens and children who are thinking about or even attempting suicide.

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