My Ascension

Hope Squad
December 6, 2023

“My Ascension” is a poignant documentary that sheds light on the transformative journey of Emma Benoit, a remarkable young woman who bravely shares her personal struggle with attempted suicide and how she emerged as a resilient advocate for mental health.

Emma’s resilience and determination to prevent suicide and help other youth with mental health awareness led her to align with Hope Squad, the peer-to-peer suicide prevention and mental health awareness program in over 1,600 locations throughout the world.

Alongside My Ascension Director/Producer Greg Dicharry, also a passionate mental health advocate, Emma has channeled her pain into a mission of empowerment, working tirelessly to break down the stigma surrounding mental health discussions.

Through Emma and Greg Dicharry’s efforts, and in partnership with Hope Squad founder and suicide prevention expert, Dr. Greg Hudnall, Hope Squad has grown in the State of Louisiana and hundreds of other schools and communities throughout the world.

They have united schools and communities in promoting a compassionate environment, where young individuals can openly discuss their feelings and seek help without fear. My Ascension is a powerful testament to the strength of the human spirit and the profound impact that advocacy can have on transforming lives.

The My Ascension Film

A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope and stay alive.

My Ascension is a feature length documentary that chronicles Emma’s inspiring journey and quest to walk again, as she works to bring Hope Squad, a school-based suicide prevention program, to Louisiana.

The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts, and we learn first-hand from their families, friends, school officials and suicide prevention experts about the devastating effects of suicide and what can be done to prevent it.

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