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BR Parents Exceptional Lives: My Life: After Attempting Suicide

Emma Benoit is ascending.

 The 19-year-old graduated from Dutchtown High School in 2018, but the summer before her senior year was when her life changed forever.

“I was 16 and dealing with a lot of depression and a lot of anxiety but I didn’t know what those things were,” Benoit says. “I was so confused about the way I was feeling.”

 Life felt too much to bear, and on June 7, 2017, Benoit shot herself in the chest. “By the grace of God, I’m still here,” Benoit says of surviving suicide.

Read the rest on the Baton Rouge Parents Magazine website.