. This is helpful and easy as it can be done in nearly any setting.
It’s also important that you don’t isolate yourself. You mentioned that you get choked up when you try to talk to your counselor. Lots of teens tell us the same thing. They’re nervous to talk to their counselor or not sure if they’ll back out. It takes a lot of courage, but most report back that once they did talk to their counselor they were really glad that they did. Try to find the inner courage to reach out for the help that you deserve.
School counselors are trained to deal with a variety of issues, they’re non-judgmental, and can offer you face to face advice which is really beneficial. And they’ll only talk to your mom if you’re making comments about hurting yourself or others.
Give your mom some time. As you know from your recent break-up, break-ups are hard. Try to be understanding and don’t take it personal if she’s a bit grouchy. Try reaching out to her by thinking of fun activities that you two can do together. This will help keep things light hearted and fun. And hopefully your bff will come around soon. You can also reach out to her by letting her know that you miss her and you want things to go back to normal.
Take care of yourself and keep reaching out for help! Remember that our counselors are always here and you can call us anytime at 1-800-448-3000.