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Ascension Parish teen shares story of suicide attempt ahead of new documentary

By Cheryl Mercedes, Anchor 

Emma Benoit today (Source: WAFB)
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) –An Ascension Parish teen who lived to talk about her suicide attempt is sharing her story with the world. Emma Benoit has become part of a discussion that is being built around a new documentary that aims to raise awareness and prevention.

“I remember I pointed the gun far out from my body and I just pulled the trigger,” Benoit said.

Benoit is no actor. Her story is real. The 17-year-old is sharing with the world what she says was the darkest day of her life. It was June 7, 2017 when everything she had been keeping bottled up boiled over.

“I thought there was no other way out, because in my mind, no one would understand,” Benoit said.

Benoit says that’s because her life appeared perfect on the surface. Benoit was a cheerleader at Dutchtown High School, a model, and had solid family and friends, but she says depression and anxiety had taken over. She was dying inside.

“I thought that if people knew the real story, they wouldn’t see me the same,” Benoit said.

Benoit can no longer cheer or dance. She is hardly the same girl since the incident. Benoit needs a walker to get around and goes to therapy around 25 hours per week. These days, most of her energy is spent online connecting with people through her blog. She is helping others find faith on www.liferejuvenated.org.

Benoit has also been tapped for a new role on an expert panel set to discuss the details of a new documentary called “Suicide: The Ripple Effect.” The film features Kevin Hines, the man who survived jumping form The Golden Gate Bridge. Co-producer and co-director, Greg Dicharry, says it also shares the stories of the first responders who saved Hines’ life and how his family dealt with the aftermath.

Read the rest of the story here at WAFB.com 


The screening starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 23 at the AMC Theatre – Mall of Louisiana. There is a limited amount of complimentary tickets available for students or non-profit organizations. To purchase tickets online, click here. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center.

For more details, email screenings@SuicideTheRippleEffect.com.

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Circle of Support Walk

Save the date for CIC’s 8th annual Circle of Support Walk: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Registration details to come!



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Unlike many non-profits, our work limits our ability to show the faces of those who depend on us most. By being able to share stories of perseverance with others, we can continue our mission for many years to come.