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    A lot has happened at school in the past few days which happened to have involved myself. I have had to go speak to my Principal and seek support from my head of year regarding this matter - who have told me this person is 'unwell' which was a cause for the recent activity in class. I don't know why, but I feel like I was the root of the problem.


    What would reaciton be if you found out a person in your class has suddenly become mentally ill? How would you take it and what sort of adivse would you offer others experiencing the same thing?

    Any help appreciated, thank you x
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    A lot has happened at school in the past few days which happened to have involved myself. I have had to go speak to my Principal and seek support from my head of year regarding this matter - who have told me this person is 'unwell' which was a cause for the recent activity in class. I don't know why, but I feel like I was the root of the problem.


    What would reaciton be if you found out a person in your class has suddenly become mentally ill? How would you take it and what sort of adivse would you offer others experiencing the same thing?

    Any help appreciated, thank you x
    Can you add some details?What exactly happened in the past few days?Is he/she dangerous to u guys in some way?Like what sort of mental illness?Was he/she ur close friend?
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    Can you add some details?What exactly happened in the past few days?Is he/she dangerous to u guys in some way?Like what sort of mental illness?Was he/she ur close friend?
    Well he's a quiet person in my class, and recently he's had become very hyperactive - e.g. violent towards a member in my class, sarcastic to teachers and physically violent. I think I'm the root because he told someone that he likes me, and when I told him that I have boyfriend, he thought it was a close friend of mine (who is male) and was unsurprisingly being rude to him the most.

    He sent me a whole bunch of messages last week which I only saw yesterday which was I had to see my principal and HOY. Messages included something about how we are all part of a secret service, mi5/6 and some random things - really quite freaky. H ended with a suicidal note which was I instantly went to senior memebers of staff the next day.

    I wasn't close to him at all - only ever spoke to him when either of us needed help with school work.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    A lot has happened at school in the past few days which happened to have involved myself. I have had to go speak to my Principal and seek support from my head of year regarding this matter - who have told me this person is 'unwell' which was a cause for the recent activity in class. I don't know why, but I feel like I was the root of the problem.


    What would reaciton be if you found out a person in your class has suddenly become mentally ill? How would you take it and what sort of adivse would you offer others experiencing the same thing?

    Any help appreciated, thank you x
    Someone has become unwell.... well my reaction would probably be ok.
    the matter would reflect off my tungsten heart and i really wouldn't care, they're still my friend.
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    Someone has become unwell.... well my reaction would probably be ok.
    the matter would reflect off my tungsten heart and i really wouldn't care, they're still my friend.
    Wow, good on you!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Wow, good on you!
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    thefatone Thank you for replying
    Meh, a friend of mine came out as gay and he told me not to tell anyone else ...:doh:(no name disclosed though....)
    and he was really scared about it and didn't want too many people to know.

    Guess what? he was still my friend and still now he's gonna be my friend, being gay doesn't change any of my past experiences with them when we had fun and played together as friends(god this sounds wrong)
    but yea if you're gay that makes difference on my view upon you as a person
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    Meh, a friend of mine came out as gay and he told me not to tell anyone else ...:doh:(no name disclosed though....)
    and he was really scared about it and didn't want too many people to know.

    Guess what? he was still my friend and still now he's gonna be my friend, being gay doesn't change any of my past experiences with them when we had fun and played together as friends(god this sounds wrong)
    but yea if you're gay that makes difference on my view upon you as a person
    But someone coming out as gay is completely different to this situation
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Well he's a quiet person in my class, and recently he's had become very hyperactive - e.g. violent towards a member in my class, sarcastic to teachers and physically violent. I think I'm the root because he told someone that he likes me, and when I told him that I have boyfriend, he thought it was a close friend of mine (who is male) and was unsurprisingly being rude to him the most.

    He sent me a whole bunch of messages last week which I only saw yesterday which was I had to see my principal and HOY. Messages included something about how we are all part of a secret service, mi5/6 and some random things - really quite freaky. H ended with a suicidal note which was I instantly went to senior memebers of staff the next day.

    I wasn't close to him at all - only ever spoke to him when either of us needed help with school work.
    It sounds like he has a broken heart.I don't think he is mentally ill since there wasn't any relationship and you didn't betray him and chill it's not ur fault really.You just gave him ur answer and rejection is hard for everyone.Try putting urself in his shoes.If you didn't have a boyfriend,if u had a crush and if u had confessed to him and if he rejected you,how would u feel?well time heals everything.I guess you guys can't become friends out of the blue but he will calm down soon.And you did okay,you should never say yes to someone out of sympathy.Best of luck and I wish you a happy life with ur bf(get married in future and have lots of kids ).I am starting my uni life soon.So,wish me some luck so that I can find a cute guy for me too .Forget these creepy ppl,he is probably acting too violent to grab ur attention.Stick firmly to the person you love and don't be rude to the other guy who likes you.It is never a crime to like someone.Try not to joke about him anywhere.He is probably suffering from sudden crash of reputation.He is probably getting bullied a lot from his friends after rejection.Make sure he understands that even though u don't like him,u don't hate him.
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    I would stand by him if he was a good friend
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Well he's a quiet person in my class, and recently he's had become very hyperactive - e.g. violent towards a member in my class, sarcastic to teachers and physically violent. I think I'm the root because he told someone that he likes me, and when I told him that I have boyfriend, he thought it was a close friend of mine (who is male) and was unsurprisingly being rude to him the most.

    He sent me a whole bunch of messages last week which I only saw yesterday which was I had to see my principal and HOY. Messages included something about how we are all part of a secret service, mi5/6 and some random things - really quite freaky. H ended with a suicidal note which was I instantly went to senior memebers of staff the next day.

    I wasn't close to him at all - only ever spoke to him when either of us needed help with school work.
    schizophrenia or attention seeking
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    Be supportive towards them. They're probably deal with a whole load of things too.
    The last thing they want is to be stigmatized. They're still human, just treat them like a normal person but take into consideration that at certain times, they may not be okay.
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    Did you bully this person?

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    if you barely know them I would leave it and just make sure you keep it quiet and don't gossip, perhaps a quick message saying you're glad they're feeling better when they come back to school
 
 
 
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