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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 suicide. She tells you but explains that you cannot tell anybody because, if her parents find out, she will be abused. 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
violence, human trafficking, being themselves, pressures from society to not remain pure and untouched. To be a virgin now a days is seen as a weird thing! Whereas in my day, a person who engaged in sexual activity was seen as fast. Times have really changed. But as my grandmother always says, nothing last forever but the Lord, and that change is evitable. So…what should I do? Love. Love first. Love human beings. Pray for my fellow human beings. Human beings are complex while beautiful at the same time, while also being so susceptible to harm and dangers of the flesh and others mental illnesses and corrupt upbringings or lack of proper upbringing. What am I saying…the fact is, many males are gay, and many females are lesbians and for various reasons. These reasons need to be explored. I know for a fact that some children were molested and raped by people of the same gender and for them, that same gender is all they know and have experienced, and that is sometimes where they stay. Some females who were abused by men and boys have formed a distrust of them and feel safer within their own gender. This information comes from human beings I know who are gay and lesbian

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