I received a direct message (DM) via Instagram today from a 13-year-old girl asking me what “burnout” meant.
She was asking because of a reel that my social media manager, Nadia, posted for me.
I explained and this young lady went on to share that she felt tired of life and asked if I could help her if she showed me a list that her therapist had instructed her to write.
It felt a bit weird because as you know, I am not a therapist and this conversation was coming from a minor I do not know.
Also, this child doesn’t know me AT ALL.
After reading the list, I felt like reaching through the online world and hugging her. She was in pain and she was confused. She needed someone to hear her out, which is what I did.
I also advised her to speak to someone she trusts aside from her therapist.
But this situation left me thinking about the many kids who reach out to complete strangers when they are so vulnerable.
There are a lot of...