Finding the courage it takes to speak up despite the stigma surrounding mental illness can be a momentous challenge.
“Will they believe me? Do I really need help? What will my friends/family/co-workers think? How can I talk to a stranger about this?”
These are some of the questions that will rise when you are trying to find the courage to seek help. Below are a couple of suggestions that may help.
Start Small-Do you have a friend you can confide in? Perhaps a teacher or someone at your church? A family doctor is often a good place to start.
Use Technology-There are a few options you can use if you can’t bring yourself to talk to someone. 1.There is a Crisis Text Line. Text 741741 and you can text with a counselor. 2.Want to do an online chat? There’s a site for…
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