Youth Mental Health

It’s important to say something

Even if you’re not sure what to say, it’s important to say something.

It can be scary to share what you’re thinking.

Remember, many people struggle with their feelings. You’re not the only one.

But you can feel better. The first step is to ask for help.

Find somebody you trust. They don’t need to solve anything. They just need to be a good listener.

Starting a conversation might feel awkward or uncomfortable. But talking openly can be a huge relief.


Some words to start a conversation:
“I haven’t been feeling myself lately. Can I talk to you about it?”

“I don’t know how to talk to you about this. Can you just listen?”

“I need your help. I think I might be …”

“I want to share something but it’s hard to find the words. Will you listen and not judge?”

“I know you’ve been busy lately but can we spend some time alone to talk about something?”

If starting a conversation feels to difficult, it might be easier to send a text or message.

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