So I’m 15 and In the 9th grade and I recently found out I had a miscarriage and my mental health counselor was told by my guidance counselor who was told by my gym teacher that I had a miscarriage and they called my mom and told her but the thing is I want to know if they can get in trouble for doing that without my permission because it’s something personal that I should have been able to tell my mom my self at the right time and I told them that since they did that I wasn’t going to therapy or anything anymore to see them because I don’t want my business out there when I didn’t give permission for them to tell and I have really bad depression and bad anxiety and I don’t know what to do about this like it made me very mad
No, they didn't do anything wrong by telling your mother. You're a minor, and your parents are responsible for your care. They need to know what is going on with you. Your school counselors should have told you (I bet they did) at least once at the start of your relationship that what you say may be mostly private, but that the counselor does have the right and obligation to tell your parents anything that they believe can seriously affect your well-being or health. It might have been nice if the counselor gave you a chance to tell your mother first, but that's not a requirement.
I can understand your being upset; but if you'll take my advice, you won't break off your relationship with your guidance counselor or mental health counselor. They did what they thought was in your best interest. It sounds like they are important to you, and can continue to be valuable to you.
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