Hey Jude! I hope you're doing well. I haven't been doing so great and have been wondering if I should start talking to my school counsellor or not. I'm scared and I also don't want my friends to know. I'm starting to feel like I'm making a big deal about my problems and that I should stop being dramatic. Take care of yourself <3
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There’s absolutely no shame in seeing a school counselor if you need someone to talk to about your feelings. Counselors are amazing resources for students. They can help you with issues at school, at home, or with general concerns you might want to talk about. It’s your choice if you want to speak to someone as only you know what you’re having trouble with and when you're feeling comfortable doing so, so take your time deciding. Counselors will be there if ever you need them. Consider stopping by their office to ask questions about a possible session or pick up informational pamphlets that let you know what kind of services they can provide.
If you have any other concerns about what a school counselor can do for you, or you wonder what it might be like when you set up a meeting, below I have some articles that might be helpful for you:
Sometimes it’s hard to admit that you’re not feeling the best or that you need to talk your thoughts out to a counselor or therapist. However, there’s no shame in it. So many people are seeking help from professionals in order to make positive strives towards their mental and emotional health. Big or small, the way you feel about any problem is valid, and you’re allowed to take steps to fix or change them. Your friends will understand that and love and support you in whatever choices you make. If you don’t feel comfortable telling them, that’s okay. You’re not required to do so, but remember that they’re your friends because they want to be beside you in whatever you're struggling with.