DD, Aged 17

    When people would talk they didn't know what to say which was understandable.  more...


    Mimi - 15 years old

    I lost myself doing stupid things, angry and sad and depressed at everything. I ended up failing my classes, not caring about school, and getting into fights.  more...


    Chelsea - 14 years old

    I stuck my head round the door in the room mum was in, and she looked really ill. I couldn't understand what was happening - one minute my mum was fine and the next she was ill.  more...


    Clair - aged 14

    Something I wish is I could just have one more day with my dad! - to tell him how much I love him and how sorry I am for all the bad things I have said and done to him!  more...


    Nicole - 17 years old

    This time the doctors are unable to operate. He has already had 6 sessions of chemo and is having another 6 sessions. I cannot help feeling I may lose him.  more...


    Rirrif - 15 years old

    I have been staying with my dad because my mom doesn't want me around when she is sick, which is all the time. My dad works at night so I spend a lot of time alone since I'm not with my mom. I'm afraid she is going to die and I'll blame myself for not being there more. more...


    HT - 13 years old

    She has been so strong about this and is keen to put it all behind her.  more...

Blankcanvas -16 years old

Somedays I feel okay and others I feel like i just want to curl up and cry.

Earlier this year I found out one of my parents has cancer. They told me on a Sunday. The next few days at school were rough because I didn't know how to feel. The cancer is serious, but I don't want to know what it is because it'll make me feel even worse than I already am.

My parent asked me and the rest of my family at home to not tell anyone. At school only one of my teachers know and they've been really supportive. My teacher knew I wasn't myself at school and asked me what was wrong, but my parent did say I could tell my teacher. I haven't told any of my friends or other teachers because I don't want them to treat me different. But a few of my close friends also know that I'm not myself. Somedays I feel okay and others I feel like i just want to curl up and cry.

It's been a really tough year for me and my family, a lot of unfortunate events happening around us.

Thank you to anyone who took the time to read this. I just wanted a place to vent. 


Page updated 14 October 2016