Sat 16 Aug, 2014 11:34 am
Im 16 and im a high school. The past year has been really difficult for me s my best friend died, ive been having family problems and I have been feeling very down for large periods of time.
I used to talk to my school guidance teacher about things but then i felt as if I was annoying him because i always had a lot going on that I wanted to talk to him about. I felt as if I couldnt talk to anyone other than him so it was always him i landed stuff on.
I tried to stop talking to him as much because i realised that he had 200 other pupils to help and it wasnt just me. I started to bottle things up and it got too much for me. I started having frequent panic attacks and one of the other guidance teachers noticed this so he started helping me.
He did a lot for me like taking me to the doctors and listening to all my stupid problems. I started to feel as if I was annoying him too.
Talking to this teacher would always be the highlight of my week and I would always look forward to the next time I could have a chat with him. Recently I started self harming because of stuff going on in the house so my friend (who also self harms) told him for me and we had a chat about it. He gave me some advice then said "we'll talk soon".
Now that he knows that I self harm, im not sure what the kind of things are that i should tell him about because i dont want to be telling him everything or i'll be with him 24/7.
I just really dont want to be bottling things up anymore.
Please help me? x
Update : Im also not sure how often I should be talking to him without it getting too much?
Your guidance counselor should get a school counselor involved. These counselors have more resources to help you get the help you need. A trained counselor will know how to channel your anxiety into manageable paths. I hope I expressed that properly, sometimes it's hard to organize your thoughts when you have too many things going on. Even adults get overwhelmed sometimes, but when I was very young sometimes life seemed overwhelming, especially since I really don't enjoy drama. Good luck
Just go and visit a doctor. But, try avoiding medication at all costs. You will probably require some talk therapy. All of this is probably caused by traumatic experience. Nevertheless, you can easily resolve it. I hope this helps.
Be aware of the OP time-stamp. If you're expecting a response or to help the OP, it was posted about 1.5 years ago. The OP posted once and left the site.
Otherwise, your advice is sound enough for others who are seeking similar help.