Teenager Things


I told my mom I was depressed



She told me it was just

"Teenager Things"

Like it was a normal occurrence to all who progress through these hell years.

I've made one therapist cry

Is that normal?

I've talked at least 3 friends down from suicide

Is that normal?

One person I know overdosed but lived

Is that normal?

Another shot himself and didn't

Is that normal?

Are blades that hold more promises and feelings than I do normal?

Is it normal to find more support from complete strangers than my own family?

Thousands of kids hate, hurt, and kill themselves daily

but of course

those are just "Teenager Things"


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