Real conversations with your students.
"I don't really have any hobbies. I just work a lot. I work at a mexican restaurant i've climbed before but i don't do it often. I don’t really have motivation to do anything lately."
"My boyfriend broke up with me"
"My sister has depression, what can I do to help her?"
"Thank you so much. This program really is amazing!"
"I have funeral I'm going to, ACT stuff is being shoved in my head, I have 4 college classes to keep up on, skills USA is coming up and I've been nominated to participate, and I have two jobs"
"My friends say I talk too much, any tips on how to talk less?"
"thank you! i'm kinda stuck right now & i don't know what to do about this boy! i really like him & we've dated in the past but needed to break up to work on ourselves. we just recently decided to try again because obviously we still like & care for each other! but last night, i found out while we were broken up he did some bad things that he shouldn't have! he regrets it & says he was forced into it. at the end of the day you are responsible for the decision you make & no one can 'force' you🤷🏽♀️ i've been thinking about this all day & it makes me sick:( i know it shouldn't affect me this bad because we were broken up but i don't know if i can move past this! he's told me he is sorry SOO many times but it just hurts me:("
"Wowwww thats so cool!"
"I miss my dad, he seems to be the only one who calm me down lately. And i'm stuck in my room breaking down while trying finishing assignments before the quarter ends so i don't have a bad grade, and i just need him to be here."
"I’m stressed, I’m taking the ACT in 6 days"
"yeah totally! thanks for your help (:"
"you're so right !! i'm kind of doubting the relationship because it has a lot to do w/ me trusting him!"
"I just dont rlly have anyone i can talk or relate to. Idk just feeling lonely and a little overwhelmed."
"“Thats a good idea! Ive never tried that. Usually each day I just get a 1-2 hour nap...Alright i will definitely have to! Thank you so much”"
"I was home from school for two weeks because I was depressed because my parents divorced this summer and I moved and haven't been feeling belonged at school"
"That is true. I'm just happy that I'm able to help him"
"How do you get rid of a sore throat?"
"The end of the quarter is kinda sucky rn"
"Thank you so much for listening. Glad I could make your day. I dont feel comfortable talking about this with people. I am just more private of a person I suppose."
"i'm failing all my classes"
"thank you, you too!!"
"That's really comforting, thank you!"
"Idk 😂 I am the oldest in my family and I am struggling with the idea of leaving for college. I kinda just try to not think about it but then I end up not doing the things that I need to do like apply for scholarships. When I do think about it I cry though😅 I love my family and I don't want to loose what we have but I also want to continue to grow and got to college ya know?"
"Thank you for being here for the students, it's great to have a person to talk to. Here's a little expression of my gratitude in video form (the audio is a little quiet so turn up the volume a little)"
"That's a good thought, everyone has something to contribute, sometimes it's just hard to see my part when others seem to have so much more to contribute than I do, I appreciate your help, this program is a really great idea"
"yes i really think being friends with her will be the best option. and thank you very much! Thank you for helping me think of new things to do to help myself!"
"Why do I feel like isolating all the time? I tend to hate people a lot, they just annoy me, though I strive for connection I hate connecting then I hate myself for not being able to just be normal, it's kinda twisted🤷🏻♂️"
"Ya those are really awesome tips, thank u so much! Ima screenshot it so I don't forget - I appreciate your help, it's really nice to have someone to talk to 😅"