THANK YOU FOR TRYING TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER, IT HONESTLY MEANS AN AWFUL AWFUL LOT TO ME. 💞💞💞

Thanks for this request. I realize this may just have been a way to say thank you (?) but I'm going to run with it!
  1. As a middle school social worker I do a lot that goes without acknowledgment or thanks from the people I help.
    So thank you for your thank you!
  2. Teenagers 🙄
  3. Self-harm and suicide comes up more often than I ever realized it would when I started working with this age group.
  4. I find it's particularly hard for 7th graders.
    I also find that young adults, or old ones, who struggle with this have done so for a long time without getting the support that works best for them.
  5. I manage lots of different kinds of challenges and crises.
  6. Sometimes I get a thank you from a kid. Other times they show me their thanks through their behavior.
  7. Working with middle school students has put me on a new path to help youth manage their ever changing, roller coaster ride of emotions.
    It's different in a whole new way since I used to work with K-3 grade.
  8. I love this work.
  9. To be able share the resources I have with other people, especially here on @list, means a lot to me.
  10. So even though you don't think you were brave or worthy, I believe you are. I believe everyone is worthy of kindness and support and love even when they don't think they are.
  11. Never ever forget that YOU MATTER.
    YOU MATTER YOU MATTER YOU MATTER
  12. 💜💙💚💛❤️