Emma says she was a cheerleader and “All-American, picture-perfect girl” who appeared happy on the outside but was secretly struggling with severe anxiety and depression. She says that when she was 16, her depression led her to make a near-fatal decision that changed her life forever. “My suicide attempt resulted in a severe spinal cord injury that left me paralyzed,” says Emma. She says that, looking back, she was “never really taught coping skills to endure life’s challenges.” Today, Emma advocates for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. She is featured in the documentary My Ascension, which chronicles her journey and quest to walk again. “This is my calling. Maybe my pain and suffering can help someone else,” says Emma in the video above. The conclusion of this two-part Dr. Phil, “A Teen’s Near-Fatal Decision,” airs Wednesday. And later, Dr. Phil talks with Ross Szabo, co-author of the book, “Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health,” about the biggest factors contributing to the teen mental health crisis and learning to normalize conversations about mental health in the home. Watch more from part one, “Inside America’s Teen Mental Health Crisis.” Check your local listing for airtimes. If you or someone you know are experiencing a mental health emergency, call or text the National Suicide & Crisis lifeline by dialing 9-8-8, or reach out to http://988lifeline.org to chat. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Strong opinion you want to share?
A Tennessee husband and father died on Thanksgiving after flames burst over his body when hospital staff used defibrillator paddles
The man's wife was present when her husband caught ablaze, saying "it just blew up." The hospital said it's reviewing "functionality of equipment."
They won’t be home for the holidays: why these millennials are saying no to family gatherings and yes to themselves
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A 5-year-old girl was attacked by an aggressive raccoon while waiting for the school bus outside her home in Ashford, Connecticut, on December 2.Logan MacNamara’s home surveillance camera captured the scary moment her daughter, Rylee, was bitten. She told Storyful her daughter stepped outside to wait for the bus and the raccoon was sitting on the porch.The video shows the raccoon quickly latch onto Rylee’s leg, who then screams and attempts to shake the animal off. MacNamara rushes to help her daughter, grabbing onto the animal by the scruff of its neck. She’s able to remove it, and at one point can be seen holding both the raccoon and her daughter. Once her daughter is inside she throws the animal into her yard where it can be seen waddling away.“I heard her screaming and ran to see what was going on. I thought maybe she slammed her hand in the door, I was not expecting to see a raccoon attacking her,” MacNamara said. “If I didn’t have the video I wouldn’t be able to tell you exactly what happened, it all happened so fast.”She told Storyful Rylee has a few puncture wounds, and said they both have scratches, but that they are doing ok. She said Rylee, who normally wears leggings, was wearing jeans, and she believes this helped prevent her from being more seriously injured.MacNamara confirmed they did go to the hospital, and said the doctor’s main concern was rabies as the raccoon was out during the day, and very aggressive, both signs of the viral disease according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.Though they’ve not been able to find the raccoon to test it for rabies, she said they will be receiving rabies vaccines over the coming weeks. Credit: Logan MacNamara via Storyful
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Oscar-nominated actor James Woods is challenging his neighbor's effort to build a home on Boone Lake
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The two surviving roommates of four University of Idaho students who were killed in their home on Nov. 13 released public statements for the first time at a Friday memorial.
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What does it mean to live in a Russian penal colony? Experts share insight into the hardships WNBA star Brittney Griner is likely facing.
A power outage in North Carolina that has left nearly 40,000 people without electricity was caused by "intentional vandalism," police say
A power outage in North Carolina that left nearly 40,000 people without power on Saturday is being investigated as a criminal act, police say.
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Idaho murders: Kaylee Goncalves' father believes suspect 'chose to go' upstairs to potentially target victims
Kaylee Goncalves' father, Steven Goncalves, says he believes the suspect in the murders of four Idaho college students may have chosen to go upstairs to target two victims.
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Paul Pelosi attended the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday wearing a hat and a single glove, in his first appearance in Washington D.C. since he was attacked at home in late October. The 82-year-old husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was attacked in the pair’s California residence by a suspect allegedly searching for the lawmaker.…
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A Kentucky city canceled its Christmas parade after someone threatened to shoot members of a group who planned nearby protests against Emmett Till's accuser
Despite the cancellation of other events and direct threats, the protest demanding accountability for Emmett Till proceeded as planned on Saturday.