Real Stories.

Questions and responses submitted by local youth and couselors. You are not alone.

2016 March

Help with Social Anxiety!

Posted by | Feelings | One Comment

Hello.
I am 99% sure that I have social anxiety disorder. I haven’t been professionally diagnosed, but I have done extensive research because I don’t want to get this wrong. I’ve talked to my mom about this and she agrees. so here’s my question: I want to get help, because I’ve heard that social anxiety is totally curable, but I don’t know where to start. also, I’m looking for tips as to how I can better deal with this disorder?

Depression and Friendships

Posted by | Bullying, Feelings, Relationships, School | One Comment

Hi,
I’ve been dealing with depression for 3 years and I had found a way around it but lately I couldn’t because I don’t fit in anymore. I stand out like that girl who can’t walk or talk. I don’t like labels.  I’ve been trying to think positive thoughts but I don’t have friends like I used to… people are moving their separate ways.

I may be graduating but I really want these friendships to last. I get picked on in some of my classes and I get these texts and snapchats that says go back home, you don’t belong here, you are just a stupid girl, and people making fun of me. When will it stop?  when will I ever feel safe at school again? Will I make it to graduation?

-18 yo teen

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