<b>Emily:</b> If someone thinks they're so awful and worthless that part of why they're contemplating suicide is to not be a burden on everyone, calling them <b>selfish</b> isn't going to give them any self-esteem, it'll only add more fucking <b>shame</b>!!
<b>Teacher:</b> If you keep swearing at me you are going to get detention.
<b>Emily:</b> Ok, great, fine, I just - It's hard! You say living takes strength!? Absolutely! But if it's <b>that</b> hard, you gotta ask <b>why</b>, you gotta figure out what'd help, you gotta not <b>blame</b> people for <b>struggling</b>! And you can't assume people <b>aren't</b>!
<b>Teacher:</b> ... Are <b>you</b> struggling with this? Because... the school offers counselling services, and you know you can talk to any of your tutors...
<b>Emily:</b> No, ugh, I know, it's not <b>me</b>, but - I'm upset about this, yeah, because I've talked someone down, ok? And I'm still really worried about them. And my best friend has seen <b>so many</b> suicides it's not funny. And in my family- It happens! All the time! There was that boy the other year! You're a teacher, you talk to teens all day every day! It's our last year of high school, we're gonna be all kinds of stressed!
<i><b>Alt text:</b> no offense but dee is an outlier adn should not have been counted