A teacher's quest to make a change

Posted By: Laura Casella · 1/25/2013 12:59:00 PM

A YouTube video posted by a Montreal high school teacher is making a big wave.

The video has a strong message for teens and in just 3 days has attracted over 9,000 views.

It shows Catherine Hogan, a teacher from Lindsay Place High School in Pointe-Claire, sitting behind a desk, and flipping cue cards that tell a story and send a powerful message that while teens often feel alone, their teachers can relate to them.

"Time and time again I kept seeing videos of teens saying they had no one to talk to, that they had no where to turn, and I thought to myself, well I can listen," Hogan explained on The Tommy Schnurmacher Show. 

The teacher says she wanted to show her students that she has been through tough times too, from her parents' divorce when she was in Grade 11, to a bad break-up with her boyfriend of two years, to developing a serious eating disorder.

"I decided to put together the video just to let them know we have been through a lot of the same things they are going through now," she says.

The video is attracting attention across Canada and around the world. 

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