Everyone has a mask. One may make it look like they are always happy and do not have any problems. However, in real life, they are struggling with different kinds of problems that no one could even imagine. Every person has some way of dealing with their demons.
Every person deals with their demons in different sorts of ways. For some, these problems can be controlled and taken care of easily, but for others they can also be very violent and can result in serious injury.
A way to deal with bad feelings or moods is to talk to someone that you are comfortable with. Some of these people may be people that you never suspected to be comfortable with, like teachers.
“Ms. Grant is the best teacher at Clemens [to talk to]. She’s the best,” Kevin Lopez (11) said.
Another way to deal with bad moods is to talk to the people you love the most, your family. Family is most likely the most trusted and easiest people to talk to about feelings and life in general.
“My dad [is the best person in my family to talk to],” Jocelyn Balderama (10) said, “ He’s just there to talk to, he gives me good advice, and he won’t get mad at anything.”
Sometimes all of your family members can support through these hard times in life.
“My family has supported me with events like track and other activities,” Lopez said.
There are others that you can talk to about feelings that may not be family, but act like they are family; your friends. “My friend Diane because she’s so easy to talk to and she understands,” Josh Veliz (9) said.
These friends may have a good laugh with and at you, but are easy to talk to and have a different understanding in tough times.
“Seth [is my best friend to talk to] because I tell him literally everything and I don’t hold back at all.” Balderama says.
Others think that there are ways to deal with these demons by dealing with them head on. “I listen to music while I think about [my mood swings],” Veliz said. "It’s not the most productive way for most, but it works for some students.
~Augustine Perez -Staff Writer