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Shoutout to My Fellow High School Kids Who Are Struggling Like I Am

Shoutout to the “lazy troublemaker” in high school whose grades are fast declining because of mental disorders like anxiety and depression.

Shoutout to the “nerd” in high school whose grades are above average because they have a debilitating fear of being a failure.

Shoutout to the “class clown” in high school, who makes a ton of jokes to cover up how they’re feeling.

Shoutout to the “ugly wallflower” in high school who fights their eating disorder day-in, day-out.

Shoutout to the “emo” in high school who never puts time into how they look because they’re too depressed to look nice.

Shoutout to the “queen bee” or “hot jock” in high school who doesn’t get the medical attention they need because their high functioning depression makes them seem better than they actually are.

Shoutout to the “Worried Wren” in high school who can’t control their obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or anxiety.

Shoutout to the “freak” in high school whose social anxiety gets them increasingly socially awkward and inept.

Shoutout to the “loner” in high school who has been so lonely for so long that they don’t even realize they’re lonely anymore.

Shoutout to the “dunce” in high school who actually has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Shoutout to the kids who are abused but can’t get help. Shoutout to the kids who tried to tell their teachers about their issues but got brushed off. Shoutout to the kids whose family told them they were crazy when they explained the symptoms of their disorders. Shoutout to the kids who don’t try because everyone told them they couldn’t before they started. Shoutout to the kids who are queer but homophobic because they think it’s wrong. Shoutout to the kids who aren’t accepted because of the way they are. Shoutout to the kids who are sick but don’t even realize it.

Shoutout to the kids in high school who are struggling with something big but who can’t get any support. You guys are amazing and more alike than you would think.

From a kid in high school who lost a year of her life to something stronger, shoutout to the kids in high school who are suffering.

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