Mr.B I hav not been quiet in your game show and you gave me an essay on why I shud be silent. Now I know you’re thinkin ‘this Nathan kid he is a real peace of work’, but Mr. Binkiny you are wrong. I know this because if I could not talk I would go mentaly insane, and I don’t think tou would whant that in you conscience. Onastly I don’t think I deserved this I mean I doing an extra 50 words for 4 points on a test and you still took 2 points off my test I gess I could understand why I should not talk because I might distract you and other kids in the class room and a kid or many kids in the hallway and the walls and the flor and the people, places and things outside the class room, but here are some reasons to talk to others;
If you have been keeping things to yourself a situation can seem way more overwhelming than it actually is. The person you tell might help you see the situation in a new or different perspective.
Someone outside the situation will be able to be more objective about what’s going on and might have solutions you hadn’t thought of.
Carrying a worried head on your shoulders every day, full of pent-up emotions, creates a lot of physical tension too. You’d be amazed at what a release it can be to get things off your chest.
Your muscles can relax a bit, and you can literally feel like a weight has been lifted. Feeling good physically makes you feel better mentally. It’s all connected, see?
Deciding who you want to talk to is an important first step. You need to trust them, and to feel comfortable opening up to them.
The possibilities include close friends (who might relate to what you’re going through) family members (who can sometimes give you great support), teachers or youth workers (who are often good listeners and trained to deal with loads...