James just moved from B.C. to a school in Ontario. As a grade 8 student, moving half way through a school year, he's having a hard time adjusting to all this change. He feels the reasons for his move are private, and he's not comfortable discussing them with anyone, but people keep asking about it. He feels like after the first two weeks in his new class he doesn't want to be friends with anyone. His teacher, along with the work being assigned, seems so different from what he was doing out west. James is becoming very stressed out. Just recently, he verbally abused his bus driver on his way to school and was given a suspension.
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In this story James is a grade 8 student and moved halfway through the school year, he is struggling with his work at his new school. He isn't comfortable sharing his reasons for moving. James doesn't feel the need to be friends with anyone, on the way to school he verbally abused his bus driver and he was given a suspension.
To fix James' problem, I think that James could go to a mental health building after school. James could go to a mental health building because he verbally abused his bus driver, he could need help with his emotions or anger levels. Someone at the mental health building could change or help him control his emotions.
Another option could be to try to make new friends and they could help him with some school work so he isn't as stressed. Maybe opening up a bit about some things James could make friends to help him.
Do you think mental illness could be prevented?
Why do you think James won't share why he moved?