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Through her own story, social activist Megan Shinnick points out the misconceptions and actual importance of depression, as well as the societal flaws responsible for the increase in the illness among teens. Perhaps the increased pressures put on students create the situation, while the majority of schools don’t have the necessary resources to aid students who suffer depression or anxiety. Megan asks each of us to make a difference in the way society both views and deals with depression.

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Megan Shinnick

Megan Shinnick

Megan Shinnick is a junior at Wellesley High School. She enjoys theatre and singing, as well as going to entrepreneurship classes led by Babson College. Megan has already created two successful non-profit organizations and was chosen as Boston’s Young Entrepreneur of the Month.