An English Teacher From Portarlington Wants To Show Teens Teachers Are Humans Too

Written 5 months ago by Angel Croitor


Christopher Booth, an English teacher from Portarlington, County Laois, wanted to show teens that teachers are humans too and that everyone has their own issues from time to time. So he took to social media to spread his message.

“A couple of years ago I had written an article for the Lust For Life blog – I went over to visit my brother in North Thailand – I was looking forward to seeing Conor but at the same time the previous few weeks I knew there was something a little off that I wasn’t acknowledging.”

Christopher said that he found himself on Christmas Eve panicking about panicking.

“A horrible feeling came in my chest and I couldn’t breathe – I remember lying in bed, staring up at the ceiling, feeling this extreme kind of weight – a constant feeling of fear, self loathing, you’re telling yourself I know that this will be okay – it’s very hard at that moment in time to control it.”

Mr. Booth is a believer of using his breath to calm himself and bring him back to reality but he says it’s exhausting both physically and emotionally.

The article itself can be seen here: https://bit.ly/2TDkQ8q

Christopher hopes that highlighting this article and detailing his issues with mental health will help his students and teens from far and wide to open up and to openly admit their feelings even if it is to themselves.

You can hear the full interview up above.