My parents got divorced

Yosef, a 15–year-old Israeli boy had watched a TV program on divorce and began to feel anxious...

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He was irritated and depressed because it reminded him of the traumatic experience of his parents’ divorce a few years earlier. The boy was very upset and decided to call Child Helpline to talk about his feelings. The volunteer listened attentively and legitimised the boy’s emotional state. The volunteer explained that his parents would always remain his parents and suggested that he talk with the school counsellor to receive further support.