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I'll be telling my teacher soon - September 11th 2013, 01:22 PM

IDK when I'll be telling my teacher, but I'll defiantly tell one of my teachers.

I'm thinking I'd tell my Psychology teacher. I don't plan on telling him everything at once. Or what it be better to tell all at once?

I stopped SH,& while I still have suicidal thoughts,but aren't going to go through with it. Does this still mean he'd have to tell somebody?

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Re: I'll be telling my teacher soon - September 11th 2013, 01:38 PM

Hey mate. I'm really glad you're ready to tell someone. Psychology teacher sounds like a good choice, you must get along well with him.

I can't speak for your education system, but if I had a student tell me about previous history of SH and suicidal thoughts, I would be obliged to report it to the principal (and the guidance officer). That doesn't mean that anything else will happen, or that he would have to report in your case.

The thing is, that reporting isn't a bad thing. It's not anything to be ashamed of, it just means that a few people might know that you're in a bad place and reaching out for help.

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Re: I'll be telling my teacher soon - September 11th 2013, 05:38 PM

Hey there,

Telling someone is a great first step to take. I think you might want to start with little things so you have the chance to build up trust. If he's able to deal with the smaller things (which he should, considering his subject of teaching) then you can work your way up to telling him larger things such as self harm and suicide. Because you re under the age of eighteen, he would most likely have to report it. Don't let that discourage you, though. Some teachers will keep this a secret until the last possible moment that they can. However, if you use past tense, rather than present tense it's likely that you'll be able to keep this just between you and him.

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Re: I'll be telling my teacher soon - September 12th 2013, 12:26 AM


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