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Smart Woman - Aevidum

A group of teens have made up a word to bring awareness to a very important, even deadly topic.

"Aevidum:" You've probably never heard this word before, and you won't find it in any dictionary. That's because "Aevidum" was created by students.

Ben Porter, a Senior at Cocalico High School says, "It means I've got your back. It's basically saying I'm looking out for you, I'm there for you."

One aspiring teacher and a former student at Cocalico High School hopes this word will save lives.

Maggie Cardin's own personal tragedy inspired it. She says, "My brother was an athlete. When he was 15, he took his life and it was devastating for our whole family."

Joe Vulopas was Philip's last teacher. He says, "Philip, what are you going to do this weekend, and he looked at me and he gave me that response that most teens will say if a teacher asks them, 'I don't know Mr. Vulopas.'"

The group is now spreading the word throughout schools in Pennsylvania, helping teens through depression and thoughts of suicide. The CDC reports suicide is on the rise in teenagers. In fact, one in six high schoolers has seriously contemplated suicide. One in twelve has tried to take their own lives. The goal of "Aevidum" is to educate kids and their teachers.

These teens hope to spark a worldwide educational revolution.

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