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Mental Health

For Youth

 

Depression and anxiety problems may be difficult, but you don't have to deal with them on your own. In this series, learn more about depression and anxiety, and see how you can find help and feel better.

Depression

Mental illnesses are illnesses that affect your mind. Depression affects your mood—the way you feel. It makes you feel very low, sad, or hopeless. Changes in your mood can cause big changes in other parts of your life.

Learn about depression

How many times have you heard someone talk about how depressed they feel because they’re a little bit disappointed or upset? Some people use the word ‘depression’ to mean a lot of different things, or even make jokes. But depression is really an illness that we all need to take seriously. Read Learn about Depression.

Dealing with depression

Asking for help is not always easy, but it’s the first step towards feeling better. You don’t have to have all the answers when you ask for help. You just need to know that something doesn’t seem right and you want to know what’s going on. See who you can talk to when you need help, learn about treatment and recovery, find tips on self-care, and learn more from BC organizations who can help you out. Read Dealing with Depression.

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Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal, expected response to a difficult situation. Anxiety is our body’s way of telling us that there is danger. These days, we don’t spend a lot of time actually running away from scary things. Instead, we feel threatened when we’re having a hard time at a school or arguing with someone at home.

Learn about Anxiety

We all feel worried or anxious from time to time. It can feel a bit uncomfortable, but it’s totally normal. In fact, a little bit of anxiety can be a good thing! The problem is that too much anxiety too often can make us feel unwell. You can’t get rid of all worry and anxiety in your life, but you can learn how to thrive anyway—and learn when to ask for extra help. Read Learn about Anxiety.

Dealing with Anxiety

Asking for help is not always easy, but it’s the first step towards feeling better. You don’t have to have all the answers when you ask for help. You just need to know that something doesn’t seem right and you want to know what’s going on. See who you can talk to when you need help, learn about treatment and recovery, find tips on self-care, and learn more from BC organizations who can help you out. Read Dealing with Anxiety.

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Help and self-care
 

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