Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Are You OK?

Hi Everybody. Recently Australia had R U OK? day. It is about asking your friends and people you are close to if they are OK. Sometimes you feel depressed, anxious and sometimes like you just want to give up. The most important thing that I can't stress enough to you is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. It is commons for lots of teens to feel like this...
Around one in 35 young Australians aged 4-17 experience a depressive disorder. 
One in fourteen young Australians (6.9%) aged 4-17 experienced an anxiety disorder in 2015. This is equivalent to approximately 278,000 young people.

Even though you feel like you are trapped and no one can help you, that is not true. If you feel like this at anytime you must must must ask for help because it only gets worse when you feel isolated and alone. There are many places you can go to for help. Your parents are people that really care about you and they are prepared to give you the support you need. You can also talk to people you are close to like grandparents, aunts, uncles and older siblings. If there are no family members you can talk to then there are other options such as teachers and psychologists. In Australia the number for Kids Helpline is 1800 551 800. If there is a kids helpline for your country then find out what it is because it is a great way to get your feelings out get some helpful advice.

To sum up, the people you love are always there for you no matter what. Everyone goes through tough times and it is important to talk to someone if you are struggling. If you notice that one of your friends is not themselves lately then my piece of advice to you is to ask them if they are ok. Tell them that you care about them and that you are there to support them through anything. 

For Extra Information visit: The R U OK website and Beyond Blue


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