Emma O’Driscoll is a 16 year old Irish student from Dublin. Emma talks about her experience with suicide and the steps she took to improve her mental health and hopes her journey will help others. 16 years old Emma O’Driscoll attends Dominican College Sion Hill, enjoys listening to music, going to concerts, acting and reading. A participant in ‘Poetry Aloud’ last year, Emma is a member of many school clubs, such as social awareness, debating and book club. Emma believes that we are all in charge of our own fate and in spreading positivity, as a couple years ago she went through a very dark time and has recovered well. Her talk discusses her experience with suicide and the opinions and views of others. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.