This young woman has a pretty good handle on the issues of mental health. I would add that her advice goes beyond teens. Don’t say this stuff to anyone with a mental health issue. Also Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. Learn everything you can about how to help.
By ‘depressed’, I’m generalising having a mental health disorder- It made my header more convenient 😉
It’s just a phase/hormones
Yes, most people get pretty moody, and have tantrums… It’s like being 3 again. But to be factual, over 50% mental health illnesses start BEFORE the age of 16. Get it out in the open and seek help- “hormones” do not cause you to feel so low that you want to die.
Specifically addressing self harm here, if you would go to the lengths of hurting yourself to “get attention” I think it’s easy to say that maybe this person DOES need attention! They’re crying out for help, they might want you to see, so you know they’re not alright.
Get over it.
Oh, I’m very sorry – I’ll just automatically get better, you know, the same way that people get better from physical illness just by…
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