joe not square - Faces of Mental Health- “I’m really friendly. I’m always willing to make friends."

Faces of Mental Health- “I’m really friendly. I’m always willing to make friends.”


This is the eleventh segment in our series, Faces of Mental Health, which gives people an intimate look inside of children’s services. To see our latest story, check us out on Facebook at Youth Dynamics of Montana or People of Youth Dynamics every Tuesday and Thursday night at 5:30pm. You can also catch the stories at youthdynamicsmt on Instagram, or Youth Dynamics of Montana on Linkedin.

“I’m really friendly. I’m always willing to make friends. I like smashing stuff, like most kids.

I make friends fast. When I wanted to make friends in Great Falls, they were friends for like a day and then they just dropped down. I only had two friends.

All the kids were spoiled. They were always getting expensive stuff, like really nice Nike shoes. All the kids cared about was Fortnite. I don’t like Fortnite.

I came to the group home because my anger and depression got out of hand. I had two younger sisters, three and five, a younger brother that was nine, and a fourteen-year-old sister. I had cats and dogs too; they were always trying to bug me and do something with me. My older sister only cared about Snap Chat and Instagram.

When I get angry now, I distract myself, listen to music, or take time in my room.

When I get older, I want to join the military and be one of those game programmers. I’m really good at coding. I’ve coded on a site called Scratch.”