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becca1995

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So after years of personal issues (depression, self harm, eating disorders, anxiety) I have finally decided to approach someone for help. With my final A-level exams approaching, I felt things quickly getting too much and as much as I don't want to, I recognise I need help. This is a big deal for me as I've never reached out before. I approached only supportive teacher I felt I had and she is aware that I want to speak but in my own time. She came up to be again today and I think we have arranged to meet tomorrow morning. I am terrified and have no idea what to say.I am petrified of the idea of getting professional help and I am don't know what will come out of this. I don't know how she is going to react or what to tell her. Also the last thing I want is my parents involved, however as I'm 19 I think this can be avoided. I just need help with letting go and just telling someone.
 
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I think that's really courageous of you. I would prepare for the meeting by rehearsing in my mind what I wanted to say, kind of having the conversation in my head before I ever met the person (and then later I'd find that during the actual conversation id use chunks of the rehearsal as actual speech, it's a good trick).

I hope it goes well! :hug:
 
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I think that's really courageous of you. I would prepare for the meeting by rehearsing in my mind what I wanted to say, kind of having the conversation in my head before I ever met the person (and then later I'd find that during the actual conversation id use chunks of the rehearsal as actual speech, it's a good trick).

I hope it goes well! :hug:
Thank you. I've been trying to figure out what to say in my head but I've never ever spoken to anyone face to face about personal issues and even when I reached out the first time, I froze with nerves. I'm also concerned incase she takes this further, I am scared of her getting more professional help. I'm not sure what I am expecting out of this.
 
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