Youth Mental Health

Your feelings can change. And so can your mental health.

Sometimes life feels complicated. We’re more connected to information, news, trends and opinions than ever before. We often worry about what other people think and expect. And it could feel like you’re surrounded by pressure and expectation.

We all have mental health, just like we have physical health. It’s part of who we are. And it affects our feelings, thoughts and actions. Our mental health also impacts how we make decisions, handle stress and cope with challenges.

All kinds of things can affect your mental health…

  • Problems with friends or family
  • Problems with money
  • Problems at school or work
  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Using drugs or alcohol
  • Losing someone you love

Some of the things your might feel:

  • Worryied a lot
  • Tired or like it’s hard to fall asleep
  • Restless and on edge
  • No interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Like you don’t want to hang out with your friends
  • Like being left alone
  • Not hungry or eating a lot more
  • Spaced out and forgetful sad and crying all the time
  • Worthless and without confidence
  • Like life is meaningless
  • No feelings at all

As you get older, it might feel like life just keeps getting tougher. You’re discovering who you are. Trying new things and facing new challenges.

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

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