I became so depressed that I stopped going to school
This is a harrowing account of a teen squeezed between the demands of school imposed by teachers and parents:
After I missed an assignment, I didn’t want to go to school the next day. I was picturing my classes each period, seeing my teachers disappointed. You didn’t complete your homework again? After I missed one day it was a struggle to get out of bed the next day because I still had not completed my homework.
Title: Held down by depression
Author: Karen A. (aged 16)