I saw him being bullied. They threw his shoes down a sewer and just laughed, said they weren't expensive anyway. He kept showing up to school with black eyes, he said that he got them from running into a stop sign. It didn't add up. I went to my counselor, I was crying, enraged by the lack of compassion of the teens around me. I told her how he was coming to school with black eyes, and I told her about the shoe incident. Do you know what she told me? She told me this was normal behavior for teens, she said teens can just be selfish and thoughtless and that there was nothing I could do about it. A few weeks later the boy tried to kill himself, his mom put him in a mental hospital. It shouldn't have happened that way.
That's a horrible situation! *hugs super tightly* I'm glad you knew to at least try to talk to people who could help fix what was going on, even though they ended up not helping. I hope he is doing well now. How has your school reacted to this? If no one has reacted, now could be your time to bring attention to bullying as an issue. Maybe you could help make it better somehow.
WHAT?!?! That's terrible!! You should go and visit him. Make sure he knows that someone out there really cares for him. Spend time with him. Maybe you guys can even become friends. If I were you, I'd go up to those idiots who bullied him and beat the cr@p out of them, but you probably shouldn't do that, seeing as you'd get into heaps of trouble. Seriously, though, go and visit him. Give him your support. Do anything and everything that you possibly can to prevent him from attempting to kill himself again. And, honestly? I'd talk to someone about what your counselor said. That is NOT the answer she should've given. Counselors, by law, are meant to help in any and every situation when it comes to bullying. Who the h#ll cares if teens are selfish? If his attempt at suicide had been successful, she couldve been tried in A COURT OF LAW as an accessory to murder or manslaughter since she knew about the situation and didn't do anything about it. So, again, my advice: visit the boy. Talk to someone about the counselor. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!! :)