giving help

Helping Others

Ask people how they are feeling and listen to them talk. Let them know you are there for them and that you care about them. Be positive and invite them to do fun things. Treat people like you want to be treated.

If you see somebody being bullied or teased, speak up or tell someone. Everybody is different, and that’s okay. Most importantly, treat people with respect, including those with a mental health challenge. It is okay to ask people how they are feeling and doing. Talking about mental health challenges is okay and helps show them you care.

getting help

Taking Care of Yourself

If you are having a hard time, find an adult you trust to talk to. If you are not sure what to say, try writing a note about how you are feeling and what is on your mind, and give that note to somebody who cares about you. Telling a trusted adult is a good, healthy step toward getting better.

Taking care of yourself is really important. Your body and mind are connected, so in order to get better and stay healthy, things like healthy foods and exercise may help. Most people experience challenges, and it can help to know you’re not alone and that other people have gone through the same things.