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    I have anxiety and today at school I got really anxious and went into an office (pastoral support office to calm me down). The deputy principal who is also my science teacher came in and she asked if I had any work and then she realised I was upset and She said "is there anything I can help with?" And she sat down and just started crying and I've dealt with her in many similar situations but I've never cried so I blurted out "I never cry sorry" and she said "you don't know whether you're with it or not do you" (in a nice way) and we had a bit of chat but I just feel so silly because 1) I hate crying in front of people 2) she's my science teacher 3) she's deputy principal 4) I'm literally just embarrassed about my anxiety problems and she knows all about it and she's so supportive about it all but still.

    Btw im 15 in secondary school. This is someone I really trust and she's so lovely but still someone please reassure me its okay to cry in front of her.
    Do you have any other stories like this?
    Also do teachers really understand students with mental problems (especially anxiety)?
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    This is someone I really trust and she's so lovely but still someone please reassure me its okay to cry in front of her.

    Yes, absolutely. She would be worried and concerned for you, both as a person, and professionally. She has a duty of care to you, to ensure that you are safe, not at risk, self-harming, experiencing suicidal ideation/thoughts, or that you are not being bullied etc.

    Do you have any other stories like this?


    Absolutely.

    Also do teachers really understand students with mental problems (especially anxiety)?

    Some will, some won't. But those who don't will no doubt refer the matter onto the relevant personnel, pastoral support, child protection officer within the school etc.

    You have NOTHING to be upset/embarrassed/worried about.

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    I'm sure that the average teacher will have seen literally hundreds of pupils cry in front of them in their full career, they're trained to deal with this and you're going through a difficult time, it's perfectly understandable and you have nothing to be embarrassed about.
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    I once cried in front of a teacher and she was very kind. Don't worry about it
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I have anxiety and today at school I got really anxious and went into an office (pastoral support office to calm me down). The deputy principal who is also my science teacher came in and she asked if I had any work and then she realised I was upset and She said "is there anything I can help with?" And she sat down and just started crying and I've dealt with her in many similar situations but I've never cried so I blurted out "I never cry sorry" and she said "you don't know whether you're with it or not do you" (in a nice way) and we had a bit of chat but I just feel so silly because 1) I hate crying in front of people 2) she's my science teacher 3) she's deputy principal 4) I'm literally just embarrassed about my anxiety problems and she knows all about it and she's so supportive about it all but still.

    Btw im 15 in secondary school. This is someone I really trust and she's so lovely but still someone please reassure me its okay to cry in front of her.
    Do you have any other stories like this?
    Also do teachers really understand students with mental problems (especially anxiety)?
    It's absolutely all right. You shouldn't feel embarrassed at all
    And it depends on the teacher; some teachers don't understand students with anxiety, but I don't think that someone who doesn't understand will be as supportive as your science teacher.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    1:This is someone I really trust and she's so lovely but still someone please reassure me its okay to cry in front of her.
    2: Do you have any other stories like this?
    3: Also do teachers really understand students with mental problems (especially anxiety)?
    1: It's absolutely ok to cry in front of teachers! As others have said it's something they're trained to deal with and will have experienced lots
    2: I've cried infant of so many teachers I can't even count them!! Class teachers, pastoral leaders, heads of year ahaha so you're not alone don't worry! I'm now 18 and in year 13 the last time I cried infant of a teacher was yesterday when my head of 6th form found having a panic attack; teachers are used to it
    3: All teachers normally receive some basic training on matters like this but I've found with my own mental health experiences in school the best people who can help and support the most are the ones with the most experience and training like the head of pastoral care or your head of year etc.
    hope you're feeling ok now :hugs:
 
 
 
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