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The Student I Couldn’t Save

Confessions of a high school guidance counselor

Photo: Neil Thomas/Unsplash

My journey to becoming a counselor started with a suicide.

A student I’ll call George was in my math class the year before he took his own life at the age of 16.

He always came to class even though he didn’t like math — actually, it would be fair to say that he hated it, but he came all…




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Tommy Paley

Tommy Paley

I write creative non-fiction, humorous and random short stories, unique and tasty recipes and fiction involving odd and funny relationships. I also love cheese.

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