Nobody listens to me

A young girl e-mailed her local child helpline because she was feeling horrible...

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She named multiple reasons for this: little contact with her father, whom she didn’t feel attached to anymore; difficult contact with her mum, who she suspected didn’t want her around anymore; being belittled by her stepfather; having few true friends and experiencing non-acceptance and bullying at school; and having bad grades. She was crying a lot, alone, in her room and needed someone to talk to. The counsellor welcomed the girl and told her she was happy to listen to her story. She also advised the girl to talk to her mum, her best friend, and a school counsellor.