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Talking About Problems

two teens talking outsideTalking to someone you trust is a good thing to do if you are worried, scared or don’t know what is bothering you.

It can be scary to ask for help, especially if you think it means sharing a secret or getting someone else in trouble.

A good way to decide if you should talk about a feeling or problem is to ask yourself these questions:

  • If I don’t get help, will someone get hurt, including me?

  • Will the problem get bigger if it isn’t solved?

  • Is the problem really worrying me?

  • Am I having trouble sleeping or am I crying a lot?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you should talk to someone you trust about the problem. They can help you make a plan to solve it.

Talking about things can help you figure out what to do. But how do you start?

 

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