Hair stylist transforms depressed teen's image

#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.' "

 

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