i mean what with the hundreds of cases of jr. high school (ages 12-15) kids commiting suicide over the past several years one would think teachers would take these ”clues” more seriously.
one-liner replies like「がんばれ」”try your best”
try your best to what? what a reply.
yeah i know parents ought to know what's going on but sometimes kids feel like opening up to a teacher or counselor so as not to worry/burden their parents.
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He probably meant: you have to work yourself through the difficult times, which we all have.
But wise would have been to ask what was his or her main worry, and listen. This could help the person to stop feeling alone with his or her trouble.
And indeed... unfortunately Coco here in Belgium - and is Western Europe as a whole - we have the same experience. Many young people step out of life :-(1