I know it’s important to stay home right now, but I’m a senior in high school and I’m feeling horrible that I have to miss graduation and prom. And I really miss my friends.

Someone asked us:

I know it’s important to stay home right now, but I’m a senior in high school and I’m feeling horrible that I have to miss graduation and prom. And I really miss my friends.

You’re right. It’s important to stay home right now to keep yourself and the people in your community safe. But graduating from high school is important, too. I definitely know how exciting it is to finally experience things like going to your prom and walking at graduation while your family and friends cheer you on. I’m so sorry you’re feeling upset —what you’re going through is totally real and valid. And hopefully, you’re able to connect with your friends on video chat, social media, or on the phone.

Just know that you’re not alone. Try to remember that high school students all over the world are missing out on these important milestones and occasions to celebrate their achievements. This is a unique shared experience that you have with young people across the globe. We will all get through this!

Once this is all over, there will be plenty of time to celebrate. The most important thing right now is that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. So be sure to follow the current guidelines to make sure that happens. We’re here with you.

-Attia at Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

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