#WhatsAwesome is a hair stylist spending hours transforming a teen who was too depressed to even brush her hair. The stylist is shedding light on mental health issues and was able to put a smile on the teen's face.
The photos were posted on social media with the caption:
"Today I had one of the hardest experiences with my client who I am keeping anonymous, I had a 16-year-old girl come in who has been dealing with severe depression for a few years now. She got to the point where she felt so down and so worthless she couldn't even brush her hair, she told me she only got up to use the restroom. She starts back at school in a few weeks but she has her school pictures today. When she walked in she told us, 'Just cut it all off, I can't deal with the pain of combing it out.' She called herself worthless for it. It honestly broke my heart and we tried everything we could to keep this child's hair for her! At the end of the day I want this to be a lesson to people. MENTAL HEALTH is a thing, it effects people all around the world and of all ages! PARENTS take it seriously, don't just push your kids off and tell them to get over something they legitimately can't. A CHILD should NEVER feel so worthless to not even want to brush their hair.
After being here 8 hours yesterday and 5 hours today we finally made this beautiful girl smile and feel like she IS worth something! Her last words to me were:
'I will actually smile for my school pictures today, you made me feel like me again.' "