Today I had one of the hardest experiences with my client who I am keeping anonymous, I had a 16 year girl come in with who has been dealing with severe depression for a few years now. She got to the point where she felt so down and so worthless she couldn’t even brush her hair, she told me she only got up to use the restroom. She starts back at school in a few weeks but she has her school pictures today. When she walked in she told us just cut it all off I can’t deal with the pain of combing it out, she called herself worthless for it. It honestly broke my heart and we tried everything we could to keep this child’s hair for her! At the end of the day I want this to be a lesson to people. MENTAL HEALTH is a thing, it effects people all around the world and of all ages! PARENTS take it serious don’t just push your kids off and tell them to get over something they legitimately can’t. A CHILD should NEVER feel so worthless to not even want to brush their hair.
After being here 8 hours yesterday and 5 hours today we finally made this beautiful girl smile and feel like she IS worth something! Her last words to me was
“I will actually smile for my schools pictures today, you made me feel like me again”
This side view shows how completely different the teen’s hair looks now. The stylist’s hours of washing and cutting made the teen feel ten times better and Kayley’s act of kindness helped this young, depressed girl start to feel a little better about herself.
“Her last words to me was ‘I will actually smile for my school’s pictures today, you made me feel like me again’,” Kayley writes.
Thousands of people from all over the world were touched by what Kayley had done and wanted to thank her and send messages to the young girl.
Another commenter admitted that what Kayley had done and said made her cry. She also gives kudos to the young girl for getting herself out of bed and to the salon. Something that takes a lot of strength for those suffering from severe depression.
If you or someone you know suffers from depression and may be at risk of harming yourself, please call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
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