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Getting Started

Try to figure out the feelings you are having.

You could write them down and make a list or just list them in your head. If you are having trouble figuring out your feelings check out the Feelings Poster:

Next, ask yourself:

  • How often do you feel like this? Are you angry, sad or worried? How much of every day do you spend feeling like this?

  • Do you have trouble sleeping because of feelings you are having? Every night, or just sometimes?

  • Do these feelings only happen at home? At school? With a certain friend or group?

  • Does the feeling come after a certain event – like when adults have problems or you fight with a friend?

You might have other stresses not listed here – take a moment to think about what is stressing you, and if it is happening a lot.

Figuring out the answers to these questions will help you get started.