Real conversations with your students.
"My friends mom passed away and I don't really know what to say to him. I don't want to sound insensitive but I don't what to sound pitiful, so any advice?"
"I lost my whole friend group of 4 years. I think that they were just so toxic. i wasn't invited to anything unless i texted them. i would leave with extreme anxiety and no one would ask me if i was ok. and they've all just changed since i met them. we don't have the same values or morals anymore"
"I have 3 F's and I'm super stressed because I'm normally a straight A student"
"i want to stay friends with the girl i just talked to. we work at the same place and she's the only one who's ever been very kind to me. i just feel like my friends are very manipulative of me so i feel like i should just tell them that i'm wanting to take a break and focus on my mental health and happiness"
"I get bullied a lot"
"I feel bad talking to my parents, because I know they will still love me if I let my grades drop and they'll always support me, but it does feel like to much pressure sometimes, especially since my older brother was so good when it came to grades and academic performance. And I'm not close enough with any of my teachers to share this kind of stuff with them...that's a good way to look at it, thank you.”"
"That's a good idea thanks"
"thanks, that's really nice to hear honestly. I hope you have a great day"
"that sounds perfect!! thank you for your advice 🥰 i think i'm gonna do that"
"yeah totally! thanks for your help (:"
"my older sister and i got into an argument and she moved out so i had to step up as older sister and then my dad kicked my mom out so i feel like i have a lot of pressure on me"
"Man are u a real person? Also I am burnt out. But answer both questions plez"
"i'm failing all my classes"
"What do you do if nobody likes you"
"thank you, you too!!"
"Why are boys so mean 😭😭Are all boys mean 😢"
"My boyfriend broke up with me"
"I have a math test tomorrow and that's the only class holding me back from my 4.0 and if I don't do good I'll lose it"
"I’m feeling nervous"
"Soo, the other day I got into a really heated argument with my best friend's mom, because they kinda make my friend feel down. I went to confront her, but it turned into an argument. I said some things I'm not too proud of, and wrote her an apology note, but um. I still feel sick from what I said."
"Kind of because I don't know where J belong"
"Most definitely, I'm happy to hear whatever you've got to say"
"Sometimes people don't tell me things because they don't want to hurt my feelings,but the fact they don't tell me hurts my feelings. What should I tell them?"
"I don't feel an intimate connection to anyone in my life and being in the general vicinity of people gives me extreme anxiety."
"Sounds good! I really appreciate you talking to me. It means a ton to me and I had a good time. Thank you. Have a good night."
"I enjoy all of this information"
"I have friends but they never supported me through anything i guess i will need to find another way. You're really the only thing(?) that has ever actually listened to my thoughts"
"Do you think I have depression?"
"I also want your opinion on something real quick: Which one should I get. Two lockets. One is a heart and the other’s an oval. They’re both the same amount. Which one should I get? The heart is the most popular, but oval is more sentimental to some?"