Protecting teens against depression and suicide

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Protecting teens against depression and suicide

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It's widely known in research that community is an important aspect in an adolescent's life, in order to protect them for the risk of suicide. The reason being that adolescents are most usually driven towards depressive thoughts when they feel separated or alone and isolated. Therefore, it is extremely important cultivate community, family hood and friendship that surround passions and interests naturally inherent to their children. If this means encouraging more after school sports or theater or family time at home. Any of those options will allow the child to feel a sense of brotherhood or sisterhood and that there is always someone to turn to and always someone to talk to in times of confusion.
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Marushka Mujic

Global Youth Ambassador

Marushka Mujic is a creative artist, activist, social entrepreneur and global youth ambassador. After beginning secondary education at NYU, Marushka returned to her hometown of Los Angeles and founded the GoodMakers Street Team (youth division of parent nonprofit GoodMakers Films), empowering young artists, athletes and activists to facilitate local community initiatives, thereby inspiring global change. With a background in theatre, music and journalism, Marushka leads various creative initiatives worldwide, ranging from documentary films to arts festivals. Her multi-faceted work aims to focus modern media toward facilitation of global, intergenerational communication.

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