Discussion Board Forum 3
You are a middle school counselor in a public school setting.
Susan is a 15-year-old at your school, and she has come to you describing her plan to commit
She tells you but explains that you cannot tell anybody because, if her parents find out, she will
She says she wants to commit suicide because she is being bullied by other girls at the school
because for being a lesbian.
Before I can answer anything for this project, I had to just stop and pray and think. When
I was in high school, my only concerns were how I was going to accomplish a certain style, my
grades – and barely that, my life as an artist, paying for prom and which guy was stylish and cool
enough to be in my prom pictures because I was very unique and I state that without arrogance,
but with much humility because I did suffer from various insecurities at times. There were gay
guys in my school, but they just denied it and dated girls, but we knew, and no one bothered
them about it. Honestly, we could care less. My senior prom date was gay. He was a good friend
of mine, I wasn’t allowed to date, so we were just friends. There were probably some lesbians in
my school, but it wasn’t obvious. Girls are naturally affectionate with each other period, so it
would have been a little hard to spot, but again, no one really cared, and times were much stricter
and less tolerant of those who were gay.
Suicide amongst teens weren’t as high, but it was there. I myself wanted to die when I
was 15 years old. No one was bothering me. I had friends. I just felt alone on the inside and ugly
and not needed and worthless. I couldn’t see a future for myself. The challenges our young
people face is ridiculous and heart wrenching and so serious. It bothers me that our youth cannot
just enjoy themselves and create awesome memories in peace. They have to worry about