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forced to talk and scared - September 10th 2010, 02:27 PM

today my friend wants me to talk to a cousellor about my suicdal thoughts he said he will go with me but im scared idk wat to do and im jus so scared to tell idk if i can do it alone i know he will be there but i have to talk and who knows if they will tell my parents and i dont want that




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Re: forced to talk and scared - September 10th 2010, 02:33 PM

School councellors won't tell your parents. But you do need to speak to someone about your thoughts. Your friend is right and he is being very supportive, so use that. Let him go with you to speak to a councellor or go alone. They are friendly people who will just listen to you rant on about life. And it will make you feel so much better!

Don't be afraid to speak to someone. They are only there to help, and they will do all they can to make it better for you. So don't be scared about it.

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Re: forced to talk and scared - September 10th 2010, 03:13 PM

Hey there,

I am sorry that you are so worried about this but I can understand it. When I was younger I wanted to keep all my problems locked inside; I especially didn't want my parents to know that there were all these issues going on inside of me. So, I kind of wanted to see a therapist but because I was so wary of them figuring out something was wrong I did not look into it. Things ended up getting pretty bad and I feel it was because I did not seek professional help soon enough. I would hate for that to happen.

I know sometimes we worry that our parents won't understand but a lot of the times parents can understand and if they can't all they want is to see their child improve. I know it might be hard but if your parents were to find out they probably wouldn't be upset or anything like that.

I really hope you don't let your worries about them finding out get in the way of getting help. I know it can be hard but you DESERVE to get some help for all of this. Suicidal thoughts are not good and if you can get help for them you should go for it. I know you are worried but try hanging in there and pushing through anyways. You can do it and you can get the help that you need and most importantly you can pull through this.

Now, I know you are scared about talking to the counselor so maybe you could write down a bit of what you want to say to him or her? That way you do not go into it really unprepared. I know there were a few times that I went into therapy with a journal entry or something like that; it helped lead the conversation in a direction that I wanted it to go and it didn't seem as scary.

I hope this helps and if you need anything feel free to pm me.

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Re: forced to talk and scared - September 11th 2010, 07:22 AM

There's no reason to be afraid. Counselors are there to help us.

To my knowledge though, employees of schools in the United States (public, at least) have to report things like suicidal thoughts to the student's parents to protect the safety of the student involved. This is nothing to be afraid of. Your parents just want to see you have a good and healthy life, and I'm sure they'll be willing to help you out if you're struggling with things.


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Re: forced to talk and scared - September 11th 2010, 12:42 PM

Counselors generally cannot breach confidentiality. The exceptions are when they have a duty to warn. If they believe that the patient will cause eminent harm to either another person or themselves then they are required to breach confidentiality. They should disclose their privacy agreement before you have to speak with them.

I hope that they will be very helpful to you. They exist in their position to do just that: help people.



   
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