Being labelled sucks messes things up
Sure does. And the whole depression thing as well. A kid is depressed, well, it's just a phase or an act, or *shudders* a goth trend. THAT IS NOT WHAT A GOTH IS!!! That cripe only makes things so much worse. It's ignored until some kid kills themselves, and then they all pay attention to the smallest sign and drama kings/queens soak it all up although its a big act and people with serious problems are told that they're faking or are just plain ignored. GAH. I remember going through all that. I didn't seek any help and the one councellor I did see was for getting transferred to a real school and I ended up bawling hysterically, I mean no control of it, because I mentioned my dead cat, and I was told I was faking any emotions I accidentally showed and ended up getting worse for it. Never mind physical proof of my condition or anything.
Wow. I thought I was over this shluck and that darn *insert bad name* counsellor. Neat. I have another layer of being to explore. *runs off to meditate*