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How you can restore hope and safety for others


Confessions of a Girl with the World on Her Shoulders

Sometimes it's easier for me to write than to talk out loud. After a year of these counseling meetings, I was starting to trust her, but with everything? I wasn't sure. She had handled the surface stuff well, but it was hard to imagine telling anyone about all my thoughts. I knew I couldn't talk to my mom about it; she had way too much to worry about already. My siblings were too young to understand and most of my friends were too self-absorbed to care. I needed someone older to know, to get it. I wasn't sure how I would tell her, or if I could, but I started by writing a letter: