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Telling depressed kids they’re capable of change might help them improve

A half-hour experiment on the computer helped some kids, but not others

Charles Cooper, an 11th-grade student at W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences in Philadelphia.

STUDENT VOICES: Teachers put you in situations to make you stronger

Charles Cooper was an 11th-grader at W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences in Philadelphia

Shamus Hayes, a ninth-grader at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol, Vt.

STUDENT VOICES: I don’t think you need an A+ in calculus to work a normal job

Shamus Hayes is a ninth-grader at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol, Vt.

Melvin Claudio, a 12th grader at Phoenix Academy Lawrence in Lawrence, Mass.

STUDENT VOICES: I never knew I’d get this far

Melvin Claudio was a 12th grader at Phoenix Academy Lawrence in Lawrence, Mass.

Emilia Olson, an 11th-grade student at Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston, S.C.

STUDENT VOICES: Pay teachers more

Emilia Olson was an 11th-grader at Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston, S.C.

Chris Mayes, an 11th-grader at Community High School in Swannanoa, N.C.

STUDENT VOICES: I don’t want to die in the same town I grew up in

Chris Mayes is an 11th-grader at Community High School in Swannanoa, N.C.

Lilianna Salcedo, a 10th-grader at USC Hybrid High School in Los Angeles.

STUDENT VOICES: When you’re a teenager you feel like an outsider already

Lilianna Salcedo was in the 10th grade at USC Hybrid High School in Los Angeles

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STUDENT VOICES: The education system encourages students to be dead inside

Caleb Carman was an 11th--grader at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York

Jadaci Henderson, a 12th-grader at Dumas New Tech High School in Dumas, Ark.

STUDENT VOICES: “Challenging” views are considered insubordination

Jadaci Henderson was a 12th-grader at Dumas New Tech High School in Dumas, Ark.

Henry Thach, a 10th-grade student at Highline High School in Seattle.

STUDENT VOICES: If I weren’t here I’d probably be dead

Henry Thach is in the 10th grade at Highline High School in Seattle

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