I’m sorry that this is happening to you. I understand that you feel as though you have no options, but that is not true. I would encourage you to speak to your parents and the school counselors. Understandably you are reluctant, but you should do it anyway. There are many things that are difficult but must be done anyway. This is one of those times.
You might start by showing them this letter and response. It may help them to know that you’re serious about wanting help. You’ve nicely articulated your fears and it could help them to understand why you are reluctant to speak to them about these issues.
It’s normal to be frightened about the unknown but you must be brave and take a chance. Counseling is the ideal solution to this problem. Once you reveal the truth, your parents and the school counselors can then assist you in seeking the proper treatment. You will feel a great deal of relief once you begin treatment. It is what is necessary in the situation.
You were bullied at your school and are suffering as a result. It’s difficult to have been bullied and to feel as though you have no support. However, these feelings are likely temporary and will soon pass. You will not always feel this way. Beginning treatment will assist you in overcoming these issues. I hope you do the right thing and ask for help. Call emergency services if you can’t protect yourself. Thank you for your question and please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle