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David, age 13
 

DAVID, age 13

At school, I decided to steal my teacher’s keys and lock all 13 of her cabinets. I threw away the keys.

Even though I did that and more, my teacher kept working with me to help me stop doing these things.

She gave me so many chances to do the right things but it was hard.

A social worker would help me learn coping skills because I didn’t like being wrong and I thought nobody liked me.

The Source | Stories of Hope | David
A social worker would help me learn coping skills because I didn’t like being wrong and I thought nobody liked me.

My teacher kept helping me and I started to get to be a leader in the class.

It was hard but I tried at least a little everyday.

The Source • Youth Mental Health Network

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