At the Family Help Center, we have over 60 clinicians in schools across Maryland. Not just our own schools, but public elementary, middle and high schools in several counties.
This is a story one of our clinicians shared with us that happened to her as we are about to begin the 2015-2016 school year.
Today I had a “…and this is why I love my profession!”moment. I had my last session with one of my 5th grade students who is moving on to middle school for 6th grade. She scheduled this meeting because she wanted to read me a story she had been writing throughout her summer break.
My heart was touched as she read her survival story of depression and bullying. She became choked up at one point and needed me to read the words because she couldn’t say them out loud. What I read was her confession of the first time she chose to cut her wrists due to being bullied by her peers.
I was done after that! Lord knows I wanted to cry it out and hug her through the pain but of course I had to keep my counselor-ish composure and help her process through the emotions and learn about self-love and self-forgiveness.
I love that God allowed me to cross this young girls path at this point in her life. I’m simply an instrument being used to provoke positive change in the lives of my youngins.