Middle School Drama

April 17, 2010
By , =), WI
Going into middle school is pretty exciting, new people, new teachers, new friends, new drama. Alot of pressure is put on middle schoolers. We try to get good grades and manage our personal life which is really stressful. Our friends have their own problems and trust us with their secrets.

Starting the school year off well wasn't to hard. I hung out with new friends and got to know them better. One day one of the girls I had befriended wasn't at school. I didn't really realize until something was said about it. One of the girls that was in my math class said that someone was going to hang herself. I was freaking out. I had no idea who it was, but I still cared. I asked someone who the girl was. They said it was the only person missing from our math class. When they said Sarah* I went cold. I didn't know her very well but thinking that she could've been dead at that moment scared me. Sarah came back after that though, but i was still worried. Sarah and I became better friends and texted each other often. I also became good friends with one of her friends named Hailey*. Hailey and I would talk often about Sarah's threats to kill herself. She was just as worried as I. I would ask Sarah if she had tried to hurt herself lately, and one of the times she told me yes. She said that she had a knife ready and was about to end her life when her step dad walked in and told her to start to work on her homework. Sometimes she would text me telling me she was having suicidal thoughts. Once at school she showed me her wrists which were covered in scabs and scars from cutting. She told me not to tell anyone because she didn't want to get 'shipped away to a mental hospital'. I told her no one was going to ship her away but she didn't believe me. One day I snapped. I couldn't hold it in any longer. I was afraid that she was going to die. I told my mom and showed her the texts. We went and talked to the guidance counseler. She called Sarah's house and she had to go to a 'rehab type of hospital', thats what she told me when she got back.

Sarah was really mad that someone told about her issues. I knew that it was the right thing to do though.

Sarah has only cut herself once since then. She did it because it 'stopped her boyfriend from cutting himself'. I don't think that the relationship she is in is very healthy, especially because she was doing so well without him. (Please leave your comments to let me know if you agree that this relationship isn't healthy.)

If you are someone who cuts, please think again before you do. Does cutting really help anything? When you know someone who cuts, it isn't just their problem anymore, its that friends problem too. Think about the people who care about you, and know that you are not alone. There are hundreds of others that feel the same way as you. Cutting is just a way to hide your emotions.

Thank you for reading.





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Love_of_Life said...
Nov. 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm
wow thats really sad and i would still care to.
 
star8089 said...
May 22, 2010 at 12:42 am
it is an extremely unhealthy relationship that your friend was in. kudos to you for having the courage to tell someone even though your friend told you not to.
 
Allie97 replied...
May 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm
Sadly my friend is still in the relationship...and the other day she was really upset because she heard he was going to break up with her...this is why 6th grade relationships are annoying... :-/
 
star8089 replied...
May 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm
yes that must be frustrating..... it duz get difficult.... as a former 6th grader (current 7th grader) just tlel them it will be ok..... my best frend was in a cupl of relationships... nurse them thru it
 
magic-esi This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm
It is unhealthy to be with someone who convinces you to cut yourself. I've felt suicidal sometimes, and contemplated cutting, but never done anything serious. Sometimes I scared myself, but I've recovered. I have a friend who's mildly depressed as well. It's all because of this old group of friends we used to belong to who treated us like- well, like some word that'll probably be cut out of the comment. My new group of friends and my writing has really healed me, and it seems like your friend is... (more »)
 
FaLLiNg FerEvR said...
May 6, 2010 at 6:38 pm

No the relationship isn't healthy

I've cut myself before......

No it's not a good way to handle problems but it just.....gives you a break from your pain for a while, ya know? Something else to focus on :/

 
green-eyed-angle said...
May 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm
I don`t say its a terrible relationship and who cares if i cut myself it takes out the mental pain and brings sainness for a bit
 
Allie97 replied...
May 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm
cutting might feel good for the moment...but does it really do anything for the future except for leave scars?
 
ThisLitIsBananas This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Thank you for this article. I have a friend who attempted suicide twice at least and I still find her sometimes with cuts on her arms. I constantly worry about her as if I'm her mom or something (her mom is abusive though, and she lives in foster care). It's so hard to deal with a suicidal friend.

I agree that this relationship is not healthy. Anyone who encourages you to hurt yourself, you shouldn't be with them. And you did the right thing, to tell your mom.

Thank you again. A... (more »)

 
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