Chats with Depressed Teens
I have recently crawled out of an 8-year long depression that dominated my teen years. I am 21 now. I remember how lonely it was during that time. Friends were unreliable or not there, professionals were hard to find, family was too stressed, etc. I will offer a 1-2 hour long friendly chat to any teen dealing with mental illness (my personal experience is depression and social anxiety). Since I am not a professional, the goal of these chats is not to give advice. Rather, I just want to be an available outlet or companion to a teen who needs it. They can vent to me. Or we can just chat about other things. If you want a promise of confidentiality in writing, I'm sure I can arrange that.
Training & Qualifications
A survivor of depression and I live with anxiety, which I now effectively manage.
I am very friendly! I am also very accepting of all kinds of people and situations, which will be none of my business unless discussed with me.
I do have babysitting experience and have references from my clients.
Availability & Preferences
Any week day (except Thursday) in the afternoon. My part time job is evening and weekends only. It's a very flexible schedule though, it's very easy for me to trade my shifts with others.