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Question What do you think? - September 1st 2011, 09:47 PM

My friend has offered to take me down to the school councler because I've been feeling so bad lately.
I went to the school councler a lot last year, but now I'm in a new school and idk the councler or anything about her. The one in middle school said that she'd only call home if i was hurting myself, hurting someone else, or if someone was hurting me....so as long as i didn't mention cutting i was fine.
But i dont know how to coucler in my high school works, or her rules, or even where she is in the school. Going there could cause a lot of problems for me.
However, i really do need help right now. I'm not doing well AT ALL right now. I'm cutting and i constantly think about suicide and I'm just not really coping with anything. I know talking about how im feeling with a councler has helped me before, so i want to now.
So....what do you think? Should i risk it or not?

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Re: What do you think? - September 2nd 2011, 07:05 AM

Risk it. You need to get yourself some help.

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Re: What do you think? - September 2nd 2011, 04:36 PM

Hey, it's my Glee buddy!

I think, Maggie, that you should risk it. Your health and well-being are worth it. Remember, though, that you can always schedule an appointment with your guidance counselor and ask her about her rules. I know that I have done this with both my therapist and school guidance counselor in the past. That way, you can know what she's obligated to report and what she's not. It's okay to ask.

If you feel you're in immediate danger to yourself, I strongly recommend that you tell her the whole truth about how you're feeling. Even if you don't feel you're in danger, I'd still strongly recommend that. But I know it's always hard to do with a brand new counselor. So you might want to give yourself a few sessions to warm up to her. If I'm honest, I found it very difficult to talk to my counselor in the beginning of my freshman year because I didn't know him. But now that I do, I can go to him about anything. The fact is: It's better to express some than nothing at all. So start talking to her a little bit and work your way up, if you feel you're in a good position to take it slow (and don't need immediate help). A little bit is better than keeping it bottled up inside. But remember that even if being completely honest will cause you problems, it will be worth it in the end. You're worth it.

I'm so glad that you found your old counselor last year and that you're talking about how you're feeling. It took me a very long time to learn to do that, so you're already ahead! Be proud of yourself for wanting to get help like this.

Take care of yourself now!
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Re: What do you think? - September 2nd 2011, 09:02 PM

There not suppose to tell anyone anything you said unless your hurting yourself, someone else, someone is hurting you, or if you want to kill yourself. As Soliloquy said it's important to talk to her about what she needs to tell someone about. This is always helpful to do at first because then you'll know what to expect, and you'll be on the same page.

I think you should really do this, talking to someone can really help. Be honest, and as open as you can with her. I know it can be hard at first but remember that she only wants to help you.
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